Ancient Rome (painting)

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Ancient Rome
Giovanni Paolo Panini – Ancient Rome.jpg
Artist Giovanni Paolo Panini
Year 1757
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 172.1 cm × 229.9 cm (67.75 in × 90.5 in)
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Ancient Rome is an oil on canvas painting by Giovanni Paolo Panini. It is owned by and on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Panini painted the piece as a pendant painting to Modern Rome for the Count de Stainville in 1757.[1] The painting depicts many of the most significant architectural sites and sculptures from Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Laocoön and His Sons, and Farnese Hercules.[2] Both Panini and Panini's patron the Count de Stainville make an appearance in the work. Panini sits in the armchair and the Count de Stainville stands holding a guidebook.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Giovanni Paolo Panini: Modern Rome (52.63.2)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2006). Retrieved November 28, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Art Resource Guide: 18th Century and Early 19th-Century French Art. United States Academic Decathlon. 2009. p. 25.