Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ruins of an ancient tomb in the form of a septizonium [ornamental colonnaded building] on the Appian Way near the villa of Pompey the Great, now outside Albano to the west..., from Antichità d'Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed incise da Giovambatista Piranesi (Antiquities of Albano and of Castel Gandolfo described and etched by Giovambattista Piranesi), tavola 4

Series/Portfolio:
Antichità d'Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed incise da Giovambatista Piranesi
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1764–70
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 16 5/16 x 22 1/4 in. (41.5 x 56.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.11(7)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Tav. IV.
At bottom center: 1. Rovine d'un antico Sepolcro fatto a modo di settizonio su la via Appia appresso la villa di Pompeo Magno, or fuori d'Albano dalla parte occidentale. 2. Porta Romana d'Albano, città situata in / gran parte ov'era la stessa villa. 3. Via Appia per venire a Roma, occupata in parte dai poderi e dalle ville che vi confinano. 4. Dilatazione moderna della stessa via. 5. Villa dell'Eccma Casa Altieri.
At lower left: Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 512; Hind 86; Giesecke 118; Wilton-Ely II.702.645
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