Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plan and elevation of the Pons Fabricius (also known as the Quattro Capi Bridge), Rome, from the series 'Le Antichità Romane'

Series/Portfolio:
Le Antichità Romane
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1756
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/2 x 28 11/16 in. (52 x 72.8 cm) Plate: 15 9/16 x 23 5/8 in. (39.6 x 60 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.862.3
Not on view
Signature: Signed at lower right: 'Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.'

Inscription: Signed at lower right: 'Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.' Numbered with volume and plate information at upper left and right: 'Tom. IV. / XVIII.' Units of measurement marked in 'Palmi / Romani.' Within image, lettered with points of interest 'A / B / C ... T' and '1, 2, 3, 4, 5,' which are described in lower margin, 'DIMOSTRANSI nella Tav.a presente la Pianta ... 5 Rovine del Teatro di Marcello.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wilton-Ely I.540.486; Focillon 353
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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