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Plate 4, Volume 4

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (engraved)
    Paris (This volume was bound and published in Paris between 1803 and 1807., produced)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (engraved)
    1803-1807 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (engraver)
    Tessier (bookbinder)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.4155-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 4

Physical description

Double page landscape format engraving in black and white, showing the circular Mausoleum of Hadrian (later Castel Sant'Angelo) and the bridge leading to it. In the foreground are men fishing from the shore and from small boats. Features of the engraving are lettered, with a key in Italian below.

Place of Origin

Italy (engraved)
Paris (This volume was bound and published in Paris between 1803 and 1807., produced)

Date

ca. 1750 (engraved)
1803-1807 (produced)

Artist/maker

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778 (engraver)
Tessier (bookbinder)

Materials and Techniques

engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Piranesi Archit. dis. et inc.
bottom right

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm, Width: 82.2 cm

Descriptive line

'Plate 4, Volume 4,' engraving from Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi, Volume 4, Giovanni Piranesi, ca. 1750, volume bound together in Paris by Tessier, 1803-1807

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

From departmental notes.
From the bookbinders' label on the inside cover of Volume 4 of 'Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi.'

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Mausoleum; Bridge; Architecture; Roman ruins

Categories

Prints; Architecture; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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