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Print - Figure 2, Page 30
  • Figure 2, Page 30
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Figure 2, Page 30

  • 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.4011-1908

  • 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 Forum of Nerva. The engraving shows the facade of a building, with two columns protruding. The ruined quality is emphasized by the plants growing our of the top of the building. The rest of the street this building is on is shown in the background, with people walking on the street. The letters A-B 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

Veduta di altri avanzi del predetto Foro di Nerva detti le Colonnacce. A. Pareti e pilastrelli di peperini, ch'erano investiti di marmi. B. Buchi ne'pilastrelli, ov'erano impiombati i perni che reggevano gli ornamenti di bronzo.
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 30,' 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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