Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Print - Plate 17, Volume 2
  • Plate 17, Volume 2
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
  • Enlarge image

Plate 17, 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.4051-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Landscape format engraving in black and white of various inscriptions and objects found in the tomb of the family of L. Arrunzio on the Appian Way. These objects are engraved to appear as if they are arranged on shelves. The individual objects include 9 Latin inscriptions, and some nails. The letters A-D 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 17, 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

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.