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Plan of a spacious and magnificent College designed after the ancient gymnasia of the Greeks and the baths of the Romans..., from Opere Varie di Architettura, prospettive, grotteschi, antichità; inventate, ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano (Various Works of Architecture, perspectives, grotesques and antiquities; designed and etched by Giambattista Piranesi, Venetian Architect)

Series/Portfolio:
Opere Varie di Architettura, prospettive, grotteschi, antichità; inventate, ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date:
1750
Medium:
Etching, engraving, drypoint; second state of seven (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 1/16 x 19 1/2 in. (63.6 x 49.5 cm) Plate: 23 11/16 x 17 1/2 in. (60.2 x 44.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(20)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Pianta di ampio magnifico Collegio / formata sopra l'idea dell'antiche Pa- / lestre de 'Greci, e Terme de'Romani, / nella quale si scorgono Maestosi Por- / tici con Scalinate, Anditi con Ale, / Altri con Vestibuli, Tablini con Loggie, / Peristillo con Scalone, Laghi, e Fontane, / Oeci, o siano Salotti on Efebei, o Scuole, / Stanze ornate per ricevimento de'Per- / sonaggi, Essedre, o Sale grandi, Pi- / nacoteche, o Gallerie, Bilbioteche, Tri- / clinii, o Refettorii, Cavedj, o Cortili, / Tempio co'suoi Campanili, e Sagri= / stia, Oratorio, Teatro, Cavallerizza, / Scuderia, Abitazione per li Studen- / ti, Rettori, Lettori, Sacerdoti, ed altri / Ufficiali, ec.
At upper right: Legend
At lower left: Giambattista Piranesi inventore e Scolpí.

Marking: On verso at bottom center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 18.121; Robison 126.25 ii/vii; Hind 80.22; Wilton-Ely I.82.44
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