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Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla riva del Lago Albano

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (original etching, made)
    Paris (volume bound, produced)

  • Date:

    1762 (first published)
    1800-1807 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (artist)
    Tessier, born 18 - died 19 (bookbinders)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Museum number:

    E.4543-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 11

Physical description

Plate from a series of prints depicting two ornate nymphaea on the banks of Lake Albano.

Place of Origin

Italy (original etching, made)
Paris (volume bound, produced)

Date

1762 (first published)
1800-1807 (produced)

Artist/maker

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (artist)
Tessier, born 18 - died 19 (bookbinders)

Materials and Techniques

etching

Dimensions

Height: 58.4 cm volume, Width: 42.5 cm volume

Object history note

Bound in volume 11 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 'Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla riva del Lago Albano', etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, first published Rome, 1762, bound in Paris by Tessier, 1800-1807

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

Departmental notes

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Ruins; Caves; Nymphaea

Categories

Prints; Architecture; Archaeology

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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