Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Tomb of Nero, from the Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Series/Portfolio:
Grotteschi (Grotesques)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date:
ca. 1748
Medium:
Etching, engraving, drypoint, scratching; second state of six (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 3/16 in. (49.5 x 64 cm) Plate: 15 3/16 x 21 7/16 in. (38.6 x 54.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(37)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Piranesi invento, ed incise
At lower right: Ap.o (o as superscript) Piranesi dirimpetto l'Accademia di Francia in Roma

Marking: On verso at right center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 12.22; Robison120.23 ii/vi; Hind 80.26; Wilton-Ely I.43.23 (cf. I.486.434)
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