Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plate 3: 'Ancient mausoleum erected for the ashes of a Roman emperor' (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un imperadore romano), 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)

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1743
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/16 x 10 1/8 in. (38.9 x 25.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.863.4
Not on view
Inscription: In bottom right corner, numbered '3.' Below bottom margin of image, signed 'Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Arch.o Veneto inv. ed incise in Roma.' In lower margin, lettered with title, followed by 'All' intorno di questo vi sono dè Famigliari dette anche Olle Sepolcrali in cui si poneuano le loro / Ceneri. Ve ne sono pure dell' altre pè Servi, e Liberti. Questo Mausoleo è attorniato di magnifiche Scale, ai cui / piedi si vedono ornamenti Sepolcrali secondo il costume degli antichi Romani.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wilton-Ely I.7, Focillon 14
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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