Nicholas Stanley-Price, Mary K. McGuigan, John F. McGuigan Jr.
with contributions by Pier Andrea De Rosa, Claudia Nordhoff und Oddbjorn Sormoen
136 pp., with numerous illustrations in colour
AsKI / Casa di Goethe 2016
Catalogue series Casa di Goethe edited by Maria Gazzetti
“The most beautiful and solemn cemetery I have ever beheld” declared the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Since the height of the Grand Tour, non-Catholic foreigners dying in Rome have been buried in front of the pyramid-tomb of Caius Cestius. In 2016 the Protestant Cemetery (now officially the Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners) in Rome will celebrate its 300th anniversary.
For this occasion the Cemetery, in partnership with the Casa di Goethe, has planned an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints from the 18th to early 20th centuries to illustrate the history of this place dedicated to citizens of Protestant faith who died in papal Rome. The exhibition catalogue will be published in three different editions (English, German and Italian).