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Ancient Rome  1757

by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Ancient Rome is a pendant to Modern Rome and shows the most famous antique monuments in the city. It was commissioned by the Count de Stainville, later the Duke de Choiseul, who is at the center with a guidebook in hand. Panini shows himself behind the chair. The gentlemen are admiring a copy of an ancient fresco. The Pantheon, the Coliseum, Trajan's column, the Farnese He...
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