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Looking very much like it does today, this interior of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome from circa 1754 lets you imagine the rustle of people sprinkled throughout eh church and their whispered prayers. Notice how small they look in the great church, and think of their wonder and awe as they gazed upwards at the majestic vaults. St. Peter’s is not just one of the greatest works of art and architecture ever; it was deliberately made to inspire awe in the people who came inside. Awe is one of the gateways to God.
For a long time we wanted to bring you pictures of the churches in Rome, but we couldn’t find the right ones. Then we found this gorgeous painting! Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691 – 1765) was known mostly as a “view” painter, doing epic and ornate scenes, mostly from Rome. He was also an architect. Oil on canvas. Original is 60”x77”.
We usually don't offer our vintage prints in 11x14", but this one is a high res file so it looks good large, and there is just so much detail in the print, we thought some people would like a bigger print.
Standard sizes. For a frame, get an ornate or simple dark wood or gold. The ones we offer are not ornate. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.
We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.
– 8.5 x 11" acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.
Sue & John