Vintage Florence watercolor Loggia dei Lanzi Postcard
From a Victorian aquarelle postcard, super high resolution, retouched and restored.
The Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery. It consists of wide arches open to the street, three bays wide and one bay deep. The arches rest on clustered pilasters with Corinthian capitals. The wide arches appealed so much to the Florentines, that Michelangelo even proposed that they should be continued all around the Piazza della Signoria.
Sometimes it is (and was) erroneously referred to as Loggia dell' Orcagna (or Orgagna) because it was once thought to be designed by that artist.