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Print - Plate 41, Volume
  • Plate 41, Volume
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Plate 41, Volume

  • 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.4075-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TUES, shelf LL, box 2

Physical description

Double page landscape format engraving in black and white of a view of the remains of the tomb of the family of Augustus. The engraving looks up at the tomb, from street level, and highlights one side of it in particular. Steps are depicted on the right hand side of the engraving, which go from the street level, to a door several storeys up. The letter A highlights and explains this staircase, using a key at the bottom. Men dressed in eighteenth century fashion look up at the tomb.

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

A. Scala moderna Scavato nel muro anto. Veduta esterna delle tre sale sepolcrali, credute della famiglia ... Augusto.
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 41, 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

Ruins; Architecture

Categories

Prints; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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