This is an original 1939 color print of the interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The state is landlocked in the city of Rome, Italy. The Vatican City was established in 1929 and is the world's smallest state, and has a population of 800. Vatican City is home to St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Apostolic Palace. The church is the largest of all Christian churches and is said to be the burial site of Saint Peter. Michelangelo helped with the architecture of the building, and designed the dome.
This 72+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 14 inches; 28 x 36 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Renaissance, Roman Catholic, Pope, Bishop of Rome, Apostles, Pilgrimage, Papal Basilica