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Il Teatro d'Ercolano

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (first published)
    Paris (volume bound, produced)

  • Date:

    1783 (first published)
    1800-1807 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piranesi, Francesco (artist)
    Tessier, born 18 - died 19 (bookbinders)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Museum number:

    E.4918-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 19

Physical description

Plate from a volume of plans and elevations of the theatre at Herculaneum.

Place of Origin

Rome (first published)
Paris (volume bound, produced)

Date

1783 (first published)
1800-1807 (produced)

Artist/maker

Piranesi, Francesco (artist)
Tessier, born 18 - died 19 (bookbinders)

Materials and Techniques

etching

Dimensions

Height: 845 mm volume, Width: 580 mm volume

Object history note

Bound in volume 19 of the 27 volume 'first Paris edition' of the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, published by his sons Francesco and Pietro Piranesi in 1800-1807.

Descriptive line

Plate from 'Il Teatro d'Ercolano', etching by Francesco Piranesi, first published Rome, 1783

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

Departmental notes

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Ruins; Theatres

Categories

Prints; Architecture; Archaeology; Theatre

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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