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Frontispiece: Portrait of Pope Clement XIII, from Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de'Romani (On the Grandeur and the Architecture of the Romans by Gio. Battista Piranesi, Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of London)

Series/Portfolio:
Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de'Romani
Artist:
Domenico Cunego (Italian, Verona 1727–1803 Rome)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1761
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) plate: 18 7/8 x 13 1/8 in. (48 x 33.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.7(2)
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: Clemens Decimus tertius / Pontifex Maximus / Venetus
At lower left: Ioannes Baptista Piranesius invenit.
At lower right: Domenicus Cunego, et Piranesius Sculpserunt.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Hind 84-85; Focillon 928; Giesecke 117; Wilton-Ely II.824.755
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