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First Title Page (Latin text), 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:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1761
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) plate: 17 11/16 x 11 7/16 in. (45 x 29 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.7(1)
Not on view
Inscription: At center: IOANNIS BAPTISTAE / PIRANESII / ANTIQVARIORVM / REGIAE SOCIETATIS LONDINESIS / SOCII / DE / ROMANORVM / MAGNIFICENTIA / ET ARCHITECTVRA
At lower left: ROMAE
At lower right: MDCLLXI
At lower right: Piranesius Archit. Venetur sc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Hind 84-85; Focillon 927; Giesecke 117; Wilton-Ely II.822.753
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