Art/ Collection/ Art Object

View of the Palazzo della Consulta on the Quirinal housing the Papal Secreteriat, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

Series/Portfolio:
Vedute di Roma
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Bouchard & Gravier (Rome)
Date:
ca. 1760–78
Medium:
Etching; first state of six (Hind)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 27 9/16 in. (48.5 x 70 cm) Plate: 16 x 24 7/16 in. (40.6 x 62 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.567.3
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: Veduta del Palazzo fabbricato sul Quirinale per le Segreterie de Brevi e della Sacra Consulta / Architettura del Cavalier Ferdinando Fuga / 1. Corpo di Guardia de'Cavaleggieri. 2. Corpo di Guardia de'Corazieri. 3. Palazzo Apostolico. 4. Corpo di Guardia de' Soldati Rossi. 5. Palazzo del Sig.r (r as superscript) Principe rospigliosi 5. Monastero e Chiesa di / S. Maria Madelena. 7. Porta Pia sulle mura Urbane
At lower right: Si vendono in Roma dai SS.ri (ri as superscript) Bouchard, e Gravier Mercanti libraj al Corso presso S. Marcello
At lower right: Gio. Battista Piranesi Architetto dis. e incise

Marking: On verso at lower left: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Craddock and Barnard, London
Focillon 51.737; Giesecke passim; Hind 44.22 i/vi; Wilton-Ely I.218.175; Robison Prologmena 180-85
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