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Illustrations of the Emissarium of Lake Albano [Figs. I-VI. Elevations, sections and details of inlet structure], from Descrizione e Disegno dell'Emissario del Lago Albano di Gio Battista Piranesi (Description and Design of the Emissarium of Lake Albano by Gio. Battista Piranesi), tavola 4

Series/Portfolio:
Descrizione e Disegno dell'Emissario del Lago Albano di Gio Battista Piranesi
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1762
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 16 5/16 x 24 13/16 in. (41.5 x 63 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.11(41)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Tav. IV.
At top center: Dimostrazione dell'Emissario del Lago Albano
At lower left: Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 486; Hind 85; Giesecke 118; Wilton-Ely II.674.619
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