Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano

This is an original etching by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)  The title is" View of the Interior of the Basilica of Saint Peter at the Vatican.  This etching was created in 1754.  This is the third state from the first edition.  A similar state of this image was found at the Harvard Art Museum.  The image measures 15 1/4X23 1/2 inches.  It is printed on a laid type paper with a circular watermark in the center.  This image is in the Hind catalgo as image 4 iii/vi.  A fine impression with the typical fold in the center.