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Plate 29, Volume 3

  • Object:

    Print

  • 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)
    Barbault, Jean, born 1718 - died 1762 (engravers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving, paper

  • Museum number:

    E.4126-1908

  • 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 collection of archaeological fragments from the burial chamber of the freedmen and slaves of the family of Augustus. The objects are lettered, with a key in Italian below; they include fragments of sarcophagi and their covers, mosaic and brickwork, and fragments of sculpture and reliefs, including one depicting the figure of Victory, and one depicting a libation bearer.

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)
Barbault, Jean, born 1718 - died 1762 (engravers)

Materials and Techniques

engraving, paper

Marks and inscriptions

Piranesi Architetto dis. ed. inc. / Barbault scolpi le figure

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm approx, Width: 41.1 cm approx

Descriptive line

'Plate 29, Volume 3', engraving from Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi, Volume 3, Giovanni Piranesi and Jean Barbault, 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

Reliefs; Sarcophagi; Mosaic; Archaeological objects

Categories

Prints; Architecture; Archaeology; Death

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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