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Print - Plate 45, Volume 2
  • Plate 45, Volume 2
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Plate 45, Volume 2

  • 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)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving, paper

  • Museum number:

    E.4079-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 2

Physical description

Double page landscape format engraving in black and white of sarcophagi and other objects found in the burial chamber next to the church of Saint Sebastian. Other objects include rocks, stones and friezes, alongside what looks like a magnifying glass. There are ten objects in total.
The letters provide a key, which is explained in Italian at the bottom of the engraving.

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

The inscription explains the letters which are dotted about the engraving, highlighting different aspects.

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm, Width: 41.1 cm

Descriptive line

'Plate 45, Volume 2,' engraving from Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi, Volume 2, 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 sticker on the inside cover of Volume 2 of 'Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi.'

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Architecture; Ruins

Categories

Prints; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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