Villa d'Este (Tivoli, Italy) : View down the main transverse axis from the west end

Creator:
Ligorio, Pirro, ca. 1500-1583
Published/Created:
Tivoli, Lazio, Italy
1550-1572
Date Depicted:
5/1/1996
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Notes:
Villa on the edge of the town, famous for its fine gardens with their spectacular fountains and waterworks. In 1550 Ippolito II d'Este (i), Cardinal of Ferrara, was appointed governor of Tivoli. He decided to transform the governor's residence located in a portion of an old run-down Benedictine monastery attached to S Maria Maggiore into a lavish villa with splendid gardens devised by Pirro Ligorio. By using ancient statues, some excavated from Hadrian's Villa [which is nearby], and contemporary fountain sculpture, Ligorio devised an elaborate iconographical garden layout celebrating the Cardinal. The villa itself is, in architectural terms, somewhat plain. Ligorio did, however, execute a fine staircase loggia on the garden front.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-LP-VE-B7
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
houses: country houses: villas (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors construction buildings; dwellings; houses; country houses; villas ramp
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/1/1996
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10090006
PID:
digcoll:1795620