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Vatican City - St. Peter's by Moonlight (Paul McGehee)

"Vatican City - St. Peter's by Moonlight" by Paul McGehee. Situated within the city of Rome, Italy is the historic walled enclave known as The Vatican City State, better known as Vatican City. At only 110 acres in area, and with a population of just over 800, Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world. It is best known as the residence of the Pope, the leader of the Catholic faith. St. Peter's Basilica, an architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance period recognizable by its huge domed roof, was built between 1506 and 1626 and is the largest church structure in the world. The evening reflections of the illuminated Basilica in the shimmering waters of the Tiber River are a sight to behold. The Basilica holds the remains of many Popes, including those of Peter the Apostle, the first Pope. The Sistine Chapel is located next to St. Peter's in the Apostolic Palace and is famous for its intricately-painted ceiling frescoes by the legendary artist Michelangelo, created between the years 1508-1512. The ancient Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge was built by the Emperor Hadrian, completed in 134 AD and leads to Castel Sant'Angelo towards the south. The pedestrian bridge is famous for its ten statues of angels, commissioned in 1669 by Pope Clement IX. Vatican City is truly one of the most beautiful, historic, and spiritually inspiring places in the world. "Vatican City - St. Peter's by Moonlight" is faithfully reproduced from Paul's original color pencil drawing as an archival quality print issued in a strictly limited edition of only 500 pieces each hand-signed by the artist. Print image size 10 1/2" x 16 3/4.

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