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Marble vase decorated with four masks representing the Four Seasons and Ages of Man, from Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. II (Vases, candelabra, grave stones, sarcophagi, tripods, lamps, and ornaments designed and etched by Cavalieri Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

Series/Portfolio:
Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. II
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1778–80
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 20 11/16 x 15 3/16 in. (52.5 x 38.5 cm) Sheet: 19 7/8 x 28 3/4 in. (50.5 x 73 cm) printed horizontally
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.13(13)
Not on view
Inscription: At top center: Vaso antico di marmo chè ornato di quattro Maschere seniche rap- / presentanti le quattro Stagioni o siano le quattro Età dell'Uomo / Si vede all'ingresso del Palazzo della Villa Borghese
At bottom center: Al Sig.r (r as superscript) Guglielmo Beckford Cavaliere Inglese amatore / e seguace delle belle arti in atto d'ossequio / Il Cavaliere Gio. Batta Piranesi D.D.D.
At lower left: Cavaliere Piranesi del. ed inc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 622; Hind 87; Giesecke 120; Wilton-Ely II.987.909
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