Cortile del Belvedere (Rome (Vatican City), Santa Sede (Holy See), Italy) : Close frontal view of projecting paired pilasters

Creator:
Bramante, Donato, 1444-1514
Fontana, Domenico, 1543-1607
Ligorio, Pirro, ca. 1500-1583
Published/Created:
Rome, Vatican City, Santa Sede, Holy See, Italy
1505-1565
Date Depicted:
9/1/1994
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
brick
stone
stucco
Notes:
The main adjunct to the Vatican Palace designed by Bramante is the colossal extension known as the Cortile del Belvedere, on which work began in the spring of 1505. The design was modified by Pirro Ligorio before its completion (ca. 1565) and altered by Domenico Fontana (1587-1588). At the time of its construction, the Belvedere was the largest building built in Rome since the Ancient Romans. It now houses various Vatican museums. "Bramante's original plan included a huge courtyard on three levels flanked by arcaded buildings, with a theater at the lower end and a museum for classical antiquities closing the upper court. Only the first storey was completed to his designs (much altered later)." p. 45
Variant Titles:
Belvedere Courtyard
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-BD-B-C4
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; houses; official residences; palaces pilaster: paired
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
9/1/1994
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:
10086586
PID:
digcoll:1866970