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Print - Figure 2, Page 34
  • Figure 2, Page 34
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Figure 2, Page 34

  • 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.4019-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Landscape format engraving in black and white of the ruins of the arches of the Aqueduct of Claudius. The engraving begins depicts 2 full arches, and then 4 sets of arches, one on top of the other. Plants and shrubbery grow from the aqueduct, highlighting its ruined quality. 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

Avani degli archi che del Monte Celio conducevano l'Acqua Claudia sul Palatino. A. Pilastro angolare dell' arcuazione provegnente dal Celio come dimostra il di lei avanzi. B. Direzione degli archi verso il Palatino. D. Avanzi della Casa Neroniana.
The inscription explains the letters which are dotted about the engraving, highlighting different aspects. For example. B. indicates the direction of the acqueduct as towards the Paletine Hill.

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 34,' 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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