Art/ Collection/ Art Object

View of the Gate to the ancient city of Pompeii

Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Louis Jean Desprez (French, Auxerre 1743–1804 Stockholm)
Date:
1789
Medium:
Etching; second state of two (Willon)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 20 11/16 x 28 3/8 in. (52.5 x 72 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.22(9)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Luigi Desprez delin.
At lower right: Cav. Franc.o (o as superscript) Piranesi incise 1789
At bottom center: Veduta della Porta dell'antica Città di Pompei

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Wollin 114.8.II ii/ii
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