Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chimneypiece in the Egyptian style: Large obelisks above jambs and two sphinxes supporting an oval relief of a nude figure above a lintel, 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: 15 3/16 x 9 3/4 in. (38.5 x 24.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.20(12)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Cavalier Piranesi inv. e inc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 870; Giesecke 119; Hind 86; Wilton-Ely II.937.864
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