Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Interior of the Grotto of Posilippo, Naples

Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Louis Jean Desprez (French, Auxerre 1743–1804 Stockholm)
Date:
1791
Medium:
Etching; second sate of two (Wollin)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 30 5/16 x 20 1/16 in. (77 x 51 cm) printed horizontally
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.22(6)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: L. Després del.
At lower right: Cav. Franc. Piranesi inc. 1791
At bottom center: La Grotta di Posilipo, cioè via sotteranea scavata nel vivo sasso per la lunghezza di più di due stadj fra Napoli e Pozzuolo / pratticata dagli antichi per comodo della via littorale ad evitar la salita del monte

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Wollin 112-113.6.II ii/ii
Related Objects

Plates after Raphael and Desprez

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: 18th century Medium: Etching and engraving Accession: 41.71.1.22 On view in:Not on view

Il Teatro d'Ercolano alla Maestra di Gustavus III. Rex di Svezia &c. Vmlia e Consangra

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: 1783 Medium: Books Accession: 1970.565.232 On view in:Not on view

Convention entre la Republique Française et les États-Unis d'Amerique, signée à Mortefontaine le onze Vendemaire, An 9, 3 Octobre, 1800 [Convention between the French Republic and the United States]

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: ca. 1800 Medium: Hand colored etching and aquatint Accession: 83.2.2080 On view in:Not on view