Art/ Collection/ Art Object

View of the remains of the two rows of columns in the Temple of Neptune which [originally] formed the colonnades along the sides of the cella, and supported the uppermost part of the roof..., 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 16

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: 19 11/16 x 26 9/16 in. (50 x 67.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.15(17)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Planche XVI.
At bottom center: A.B. Vuë des deux restes de rangs de Colonnes qui étoient au Temple de Neptune qui lateralment formoient les / Portiques dans la Celle, et soutenoient le Comble de l'edifice. Cette Vuë ci ne presente pas les Murailles de la Celle / qui sont ruinées. C D Colonned de promenoiurs du Temple. E Creux qui recevoient les Solives du toit. / Cav. Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 597.XVI; Giesecke 120; Hind 19, 87; Wilton Ely II.796.733
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