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Plate 7: 'Ancient altar on which sacrifices were performed in antiquity, surrounded by other ruins' (Ara antica sopra la quale si facevano anticamente i sagrifizi, con altre ruine all' intorno), from the series 'Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe' (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)

Series/Portfolio:
Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1743
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 13 13/16 in. (24.7 x 35.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.863.3
Not on view
Inscription: In lower right corner, numbered '7.' In lower left corner, signed 'Gio Batta Piranesi Architetto inventò, ed incise in Roma.' Below image, lettered with title.
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wilton-Ely I.19, Focillon 16
Henri Focillon Giovanni-Battista Piranesi essai de catalogue raisonné de son oeuvre. Paris, 1964.

John Wilton-Ely Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. Alan Wofsy, San Francisco, 1994.



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