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Print - Figure 2, Page 35
  • Figure 2, Page 35
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Figure 2, Page 35

  • 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.4021-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LL, shelf 1

Physical description

Landscape format engraving in black and white of the remains of the theatre of Nero on the Palatine Hill. The engraving looks up the hill, from a lower perspective, on a diagonal angle. The entirely of the engraving is taken up with different levels of walls. People walk around on the different levels. The letters A-C 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

A. Avanzo del Teatro Neroniano domestico sul Palatino. B. Avanzi dalla parte esterna delle pareti del Peristilo di Nerone. C. Altri avanzi della Casa Neroniana.
The inscription explains the letters which are dotted about the engraving, highlighting different aspects.

Dimensions

Height: 56.6 cm approx, Width: 39.1 cm approx

Object history note

The collection of volumes was previously owned by Decimus Burton and his bookplate is pasted in the inside cover of this volume.

Descriptive line

'Figure 2, Page 35,' engraving from Le Antichita Romane di Giambatista Piranesi, Volume 1, 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 1 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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