WITTEL, Caspar Andriaans van
(b. 1653, Amersfoort, d. 1736, Roma)
View of Rome1686
Oil on canvas, 33 x 72 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The canvas depicts a view of the Tiber near the bastions of Castel Sant'Angelo. At the left is the Palazzo Altoviti and part of the Fiorentini Quay; in the background one can see the Santo Spirito bell-tower and the building of the Ospedale dei Pazzi. Visible at the right is the cupola of St. Peter's basilica.