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

View of the Forum Looking towards the Capitol

Oil on canvas, 58 x 94 cm
Private collection

This view is taken from the Arch of Constantine looking northwards to the Capitoline Hill. It testifies to the artist's originality when recording the topography of his city, combining the ancient and the modern and animating it with figures drawn from contemporary life.

The painting is signed with initials and dated on a fragment of masonry, lower left: I. P. P. 1751.