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Title page, [Central dedication with a portrait medallion of Pope Pius VI, surrounded by architectural ruins, a sarcophagus and armour, the Pantheon in the Background], from Raccolta de'Tempi Antichi, Prima Parte (Collection of Antique Temples, First Part)

Series/Portfolio:
Raccolta de'Tempi Antichi, Prima Parte
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Publisher:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
1780
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/8 x 30 5/16 in. (53 x 77 cm) Plate: 19 5/16 x 27 3/4 in. (49 x 70.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.6(3)
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: SCIOGRAPHIA / QVATVOR TEMPLORVM VETERVM / PIO VI PONT MAX / ONO CHRISTIANAE REIP NATO / TARTIVM INGENVARVM FELICITATI / A FRANCISCO PIRANESIO / ROMANO DICATA
At lower left: VT VOTA PVBLICA / IMPLERET / NOVISCRARIT VATICAN / FVNDAMENTA IECIT / DIE XXII SEPTEMBRIS / MDCCLXXVI
At lower right: Franciscus Prianesius invent. et sculpsit 1780

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
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