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Antichità Romanae Fuori di Roma Disegnate ed incise da Giambatta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano. Parte Seconda

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (published)

  • Date:

    1748 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (etcher)
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss H. L. Milne

  • Museum number:

    E.1428-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 29

Physical description

Print showing the Appian Way, in a volume bound in paper boards.

Place of Origin

Rome (published)

Date

1748 (published)

Artist/maker

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (etcher)
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with titles, name of engraver etc.

'L'Archi.'
Lettered on the spine

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm average size of plates in series, Width: 26.7 cm average size of plates in series, Height: 61 cm size of volume, Width: 45.7 cm size of volume

Object history note

This volume contains the book-plate of Richard Penn, 1st Earl Howe (1796-1870).

A set of the later edition, published between 1778 and 1792 in a different numerical order and with two additional plates, is in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.4367-4398-1908

Descriptive line

Print showing the Appian Way, Rome, from a set of 15 plates entitled 'Antichità Romanae Fuori di Roma Disegnate ed incise da Giambatta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano. Parte Seconda'. Etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1748.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Road

Categories

Prints; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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