Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Remains of a covered portico, or a cryptoporticus, in a villa of Domitian, five miles outside Rome on the Frascati road, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

Series/Portfolio:
Vedute di Roma
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1766
Medium:
Etching; first state of four (Hind)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 11/16 x 26 9/16 in. (52.5 x 67.5 cm) Plate: 16 3/4 x 23 13/16 in. (42.5 x 60.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.536.1
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Avanzi d'un portico, coperto, o criptoportico / in una villa di Domiziano cinque miglia lontan / da Roma su la via di Frascati.
At lower left: Cavalier Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Mrs. David Keppel
Focillon 53.781; 2; Giesecke passim; Hind 60.79 i/iv; Wilton-Ely I.255.212; Robison Prologmena 180-185
Related Objects

The Octagonal Room in the Small Baths at the Villa of Hadrian (Tivoli).

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome) Date: ca. 1777 Medium: Red chalk over black chalk or charcoal with partly ruled construction; sheet glued onto secondary paper support Accession: 1994.20 On view in:Not on view

Two Men Holding Long Staffs (recto); Proof impression of part of an etching, and scribbles in the artist's hand (verso)

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome) Date: 1720–78 Medium: Pen and brown ink Accession: 1972.118.269 On view in:Not on view

The Round Tower, from 'Carceri d'invenzione' (Imaginary Prisons)

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome) Date: ca. 1749–50 Medium: Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing; first state of four (Robison) Accession: 37.45.3(27) On view in:Not on view

The Drawbridge, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome) Date: ca. 1749–50 Medium: Etching, engraving, scratching; first state of six (Robison) Accession: 37.45.3(23) On view in:Not on view

Veduta del Tempio di Giove Tonante

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome) Date: 1740s–60s Medium: Engraving Accession: 1994.263.168 On view in:Not on view