Palazzo Borghese (Rome, Italy) : General view of the south entry façade

Creator:
Longhi, Martino, the elder, ca. 1534-ca. 1591
Ponzio, Flaminio, ca. 1560-1613
Vignola, Jacopo da, 1507-1573
Published/Created:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1560-1680
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
brick
Notes:
Palazzo Borghese is the main seat of the Borghese family in Rome; it was nicknamed il Cembalo ("the harpsichord") due to its unusual trazezoidal groundplan. Its entrance facade faces the Fontanella di Borghese, with a great flanking facade in Piazza Borghese and a slightly angled extension down via Borghese to the river. Howard Hibbard demonstrated that the nine-bay section of palazzo was begun in 1560-1561 for Monsignor Tomasso del Giglio, whose arms remain over the door in Piazza Borghese, and he suggests that the architect was Vignola, an attribution accepted by Anthony Blunt and considered conclusive by James S. Ackerman followed by other scholars since, with more or less reduced interventions by Longhi.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-R-PBO-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; rulers and leaders construction buildings; dwellings; houses; town houses; palazzi
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
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:
10095702
PID:
digcoll:1865967