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Title page: volume IV, 'The Antiquities of Rome by Giambatista Piranesi, Venetian Architect. Volume 4, containing the ancient bridges, the remains of theaters, of porticoes, and of other monuments of Rome' (Le antichità romane di Giambatista Piranesi architetto veneziano. Tomo quarto, contenente i ponti antichi, gli avanzi de' teatri, de' portici, e di altri monumenti di Roma), from the series 'Roman Antiquities' (Le Antichità Romane)

Series/Portfolio:
Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1756
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (52.1 x 34.9 cm) Plate: 15 13/16 x 10 1/8 in. (40.1 x 25.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.862.1
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered in top left corner: 'I. Tom. IV.' Signed in bottom left corner: 'Piranesi Arch. inv. e scolp.' Lettered with title in central plaque: 'LE ANTICHITÀ / ROMANE / DI GIAMBATISTA PIRANESI / ARCHITETTO VENEZIANO / TOMO QVARTO / CONTENENTE I PONTI ANTICHI / GLI AVANZI DE' TEATRI / DE' PORTICI / E DI ALTRI MONVMENTI / DI ROMA.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wilton-Ely I.470; Focillon 337
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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