Arch of Constantine, Rome

Viviano Codazzi (c1604 - 1670)

Oil on canvas

c.1653-1657
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Argentina
    City: Buenos Aires
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Viviano Codazzi was born in Bergamo, northern Italy, in the first decade of the 17th century. He travelled south to Naples, where he is first recorded in 1634, although he had probably arrived in the 1620s. He painted views of Rome, even before leaving Naples for the capital, in 1647, working from topographical prints and architectural treatises. Although the genre of architectural painting was not considered among the highest forms of art in 17th century Italy (and indeed the Bamboccianti were actively looked down upon by many), Codazzi’s paintings were popular among private collectors in Rome. His influence can be seen in the work of 18th-century artists such as Gian Paolo Panini (c.1692-1765).
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  • Details
    Title
    Arch of Constantine, Rome
    Date
    c.1653-1657
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 118.00 cm, width: 172.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased 1936
    GAC number
    0/671