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Print - Figure 2, Page 12
  • Figure 2, Page 12
    Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, born 1720 - died 1778
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Figure 2, Page 12

  • 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.3975-1908

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D

Physical description

Landscape format engraving in black and white of the Claudius monument in Rome, and an aqueduct. There are people at the bottom of the engraving, which depicts a wall, and an archway through the wall. 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

Condotto dell' acqua vergine. A. Monumento di Claudio. B. Investitura di tevolozza fatta agli archi antecedenti e susseguenti allo stesso monumento. C. Nuova forma dell' aquedotto innalzata dai moderni cinque palmi dallo speco antico. D. Questo condotto rimane inoggi interrato a livello de capitelli del monumento
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 12,' 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

Ruins; Architecture

Categories

Prints; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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