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Plate 10: 'The ancient Capitol ascended by approximately one hundred steps [...]' (Campidoglio antico a cui si ascendeva per circa cento gradini [...]), 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: 10 5/8 x 14 7/16 in. (27 x 36.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.863.5
Not on view
Inscription: In bottom right corner, numbered '10.' Within image, above bottom margin, signed 'Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Archit. Veneto inv. ed inc. in Roma.' In bottom margin, lettered with title followed by further description: 'Nel mezzo di questi gradini vi [...] con Vasi, Statue, e trofei portati in trionfo.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wilton-Ely I.10, Focillon 9
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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