San Sebastiano (Mantua, Italy) : General view from the southwest

Creator:
Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472
Gonzaga, Lodovico Gonzaga, 1412-1478
Published/Created:
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
1460 (design)
Date Depicted:
5/1/1996
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
With the commission for S Sebastiano (1459), Alberti for the first time had the opportunity to design a building for a virgin site unencumbered by pre-existing structures. The result was a revolutionary design planned as a Greek cross, the first such layout of the Renaissance. The two flights of steps are modern (1925). It stands on a high base and was originally designed with a classical temple front.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-AL-SS-A1
Genre:
architecture (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; religious buildings; churches
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:
10086422
PID:
digcoll:1834428