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Print - Figure 1, Page 17
  • Figure 1, Page 17
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Figure 1, Page 17

  • 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.3984-1908

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Landscape format engraving in black and white, of the Aqueduct of Claudius. The majority of the engraving is taken up with the ruins of a large, three-arched structure, viewed on an angle. People walk around this. Letters are dotted around the engraving, and they 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

Avanzo del Castello dell' Acqua Claudia e Anione nuovo. A. Incavi per le fistole dell' Acqua. B. Orificio di uno de' bottini. C. Segni de' corsi de' pilastri. D. Monumento delle' stresse acque a Porta Maggiore. E. Avanzo del Condotto delle Acque Marcia Tepula e Giulia.
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 1, Page 17,' 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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