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The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine in Rome  1809

by Josephus Augustus Knip

The gigantic, 4th-century AD building was used for judicial cases and by Romans settling private financial matters. In Knip’s time, it was known as Il Tempio della Pace (the Temple of Peace), the name he inscribed on the drawing. A view from the same vantage point is on display in the adjacent gallery; this is the only known case of two virtually identical views by Knip of...
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum