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Print - Plate 16, Volume 2
  • Plate 16, Volume 2
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Plate 16, 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.4050-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Double page landscape format engraving in black and white of a view of the burial chamber of the tomb of the family of L. Arrunzio on the Appian Way. The engraving looks into the tomb from a fourth wall. Around the other three walls, small arches are carved, with inscriptions underneath them. To the right of the engraving, on the back wall, directly facing the viewer, the door is open, and several eighteenth century gentlemen are making their way down the stone steps to the floor of the tomb. Again, to the right of the painting, a large barrel is coming up through the floor. The walls are crumbling in places, and there are fragments of pottery covering the floor, where more eighteenth century gentlemen explore.

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 aspects of the engraving.

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm, Width: 41.1 cm

Descriptive line

'Plate 16, 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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