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View of the eighteen side columns, drawn from the side opposite those shown in the first plate...[Basilica], from Différentes vues de quelques Restes de trois grands Edifices qui subsistent encore dans le milieu de l'ancienne Ville de Pesto autrement Posidinia qui est située dans la Lucanie (Different views of some of the remains of three great edifices that still exist at the center of the ancient city of Pesto, or Posidonia [Paestum], which is situated in Lucania), plate 4

Series/Portfolio:
Différentes vues de quelques Restes de trois grands Edifices qui subsistent encore dans le milieu de l'ancienne Ville de Pesto autrement Posidinia qui est située dans la Lucanie
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
1778
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/8 x 29 15/16 in. (53 x 76 cm) Plate: 18 7/8 x 26 9/16 in. (48 x 67.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.15(5)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Planche IV.
At bottom center: A Vuë des 18 Colonnes de côté opposé à celles qui sont indi- / quées dans la premiere planche par la lettre B. Vuë de la mer B, qui baigne les ri- / vages de la campagne de Pesto. C Sima, ou Couronne sculptée sur / une autre pierre, que nous appellons tuf. D Angle du Temple Dor- / que tracè dans la premiere planche, et indiquè par la lettre E. / Cav. Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 586; Giesecke 120; Hind 19, 87; Wilton Ely II.783.721
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