Art/ Collection/ Art Object

A Chimneypiece including a portion of a mirror with frieze of masks above, and two tables, one of which is shown on a sheet of paper, 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: 16 5/16 x 10 13/16 in. (41.5 x 27.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.20(26)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Cav. Piranesi inv. e sc.
At lower right: 18

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 871; Giesecke 119; Hind 86; Wilton-Ely II.902.829
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