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Sciographia Quatuor Templorum Veterum

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    1780 (made)
    1800-1807 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Museum number:

    E.4221-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plate IX from the series 'Sciographia Quatuor Templorum Veterum' (Sciographia of Four Ancient Temples). It depicts window mouldings from the Temple of Vesta, Tivoli.

Place of Origin

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

Date

1780 (made)
1800-1807 (produced)

Artist/maker

Piranesi, Francesco (engravers)
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 6 of the 27 volume 'first Paris edition' of the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, published by his sons Francesco and Pietro Piranesi 1800-1807.

Descriptive line

Plate IX from 'Sciographia Quatuor Templorum Veterum', etching by Francesco Piranesi, Italy, 1780

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

Departmental notes

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Classical archaeology; Temples

Categories

Prints; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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