Art/ Collection/ Art Object

View of the Fountainhead of the Acqua Paola on Monte Aureo, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

Series/Portfolio:
Vedute di Roma
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Bouchard & Gravier (Rome)
Date:
ca. 1751
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 13/16 x 27 3/8 in. (47.8 x 69.6 cm) Plate: 15 7/8 x 24 5/16 in. (40.4 x 61.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.567.2
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Veduta del Castello dell'Acqua Paola sul Monte Aureo / 1. Casino Farnese. 2. Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano. 3. Casino e / Orto Botanico. 4. Avanzo delle Mura urbane dell'Imperadore Aureliano.
At lower left: G.B. Piranesi Archietto Si vendono in Roma dai SS.ri (ri as superscript) Bouchard, e Gravier Merc libraj al Corso presso S. Marcello

Marking: On verso at lower left: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Craddock and Barnard, London; Donor: Craddock and Barnard, London
Focillon 51.736; Giesecke passim; Hind 44.21 i/vi; Wilton-Ely I.217.174; Robison Prologmena 180-85
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