Plate 6: 'Ruins of an ancient tomb in front of ruins of an ancient aqueduct; above the arches of the latter is the channel which conveyed the water to Rome' (Ruine de sepolcro antico posto dinanzi ad altre ruine d'un Acquedotto pure antico; sopra gli archi del medesimo v'è il canale, per cui si conduceva l'acqua in Roma), 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)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
(Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Date: 1743
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: Sheet: 14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in. (37 x 24.5 cm) Plate: 15 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (39 x 24.5 cm)
Classification: Prints
Credit Line: Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number: 2012.136.863.2

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