Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 340+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for 99c
Then just $9.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

The Grand Tour: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma

This spring sees the opening of a unique exhibition of Piranesi prints which portray the splendour of Rome, home to the exiled Stuarts, as seen through the eyes of an 18th-century tourist

When you enter the world of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the grand master of 18th century engraving, you become lost – lost in an exquisite dream of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of lines magically working together to recreate the splendours and theatricality of historic Rome. However, the true splendour of Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome) is best appreciated through looking at early editions of his prints, when the line of the copperplate etching is fresh and crisp and the level of detail is mesmerising. This is exactly what you can do at a new exhibition at Blairs Museum in Aberdeen with the display of 30 prints that are as fresh today as the day they were printed.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of History Scotland - March - April 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
March - April 2018
$4.99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new History Scotland subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.66 per issue
SAVE
7%
$13.99
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.50 per issue
SAVE
10%
Was $26.99
Now $26.99

View Issues

About History Scotland

The March/April issue of History Scotland is packed full of history, heritage and archaeology news, opinion, in-depth features and events. Highlights include: * Farming in 19th-century Fife * Mutiny in the East India Company * Medieval fishing rights on the River Forth * Splendours of the Subcontinent - new exhibition * Excerpts from a World War I diary

Other Articles in this Issue