Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Vignette between imprimatur and explanatory text before the initial plate: A commode, sedan chair, vase, shell-form container and various ornamental borders, from Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini... (Diverse Ways of ornamenting chimneypieces...)

Series/Portfolio:
Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura Egizia, Etrusca, e Greca con un Ragionamento Apologetico in defesa dell'Architettura Egizia, e Toscana, opera del Cavaliere Giambattista Piranesi Architetto
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1769
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 3/16 in. (54.5 x 38.5 cm) Plate: 8 3/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.2 x 16 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.20(7)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower right: Cavaliere PIranesi inv. e inc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 857; Giesecke 119; Hind 86; Wilton-Ely II.891.818
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