PANNINI, Giovanni Paolo
(b. 1691, Piacenza, d. 1765, Roma)

Interior of St Peter's in Rome

Oil on canvas, 75 x 100 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The painting belongs to a series, painted around 1730, depicting the interior of the great churches in Rome. The painting representing the interior of Santa Maria Maggiore is also in The Hermitage, while those depicting the San Giovanni in Laterano and San Giovanni fuori le Mura are in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.