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Tav 29 - Dimostrazione della macchina mobile di Legno inventata ed eseguita nel anno MDCCLVI dal Campanarino per restaurare la cupola del Panteon

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    1780-1790 (made)
    1800-1807 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 6

Physical description

Print depicting the operation of a machine used to repair the dome of the Pantheon in 1756.

Place of Origin

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


1780-1790 (made)
1800-1807 (produced)


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

Materials and Techniques



Height: 58.4 cm volume, Width: 42.5 cm volume

Object history note

Bound in volume 6 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 29 from a series of prints depicting the Pantheon, etching by Francesco Piranesi, Italy, 1780-90

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

Departmental notes


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Restoration; Temples


Prints; Architecture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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