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  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

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

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving, paper

  • Museum number:

    E.4137-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 3

Physical description

Double page landscape format engraving in black and white, showing a view of the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, with its inscription visible. On the right are the Aurelian walls and the Porta Ostiense (modern Porta San Paolo). Text in Italian at the bottom of the engraving describes features of the scene.

Place of Origin

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

Date

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

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

engraving, paper

Marks and inscriptions

Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.
lettered at bottom right

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm approx, Width: 41.1 cm approx

Descriptive line

'Plate 40, Volume 3', engraving from Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi, Volume 3, 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 3 of 'Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi.'

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Gates; City walls; Roman ruins; Pyramid

Categories

Prints; Architecture; Archaeology

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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