Title Page from Le Magnificenze di Roma le Piu Remarcabili

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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published 1751

Etching on heavy laid paper, colored text

Plate: 5 3/16 × 7 5/8 in. (13.1 × 19.4 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 14 1/2 in. (52.8 × 36.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

PR.977.24.1

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: LE MAGNIFICENZE / DI ROMA / LE PIU REMARCABILI / CONSISTENTI IN GRAN NUMERO DI STAMPE / Nelle quali vengano rappresentate le piu / conspicue Fabbriche / DI ROMA MODERNA / E LE RIMASTE DELL' ANTICA ANCHE QUELLE CHE SPARSE SONO PER L'ITALIA / CON L'AGGIUNTA ANCORA / DI MOLTE INVENZIONI DI PROSPESTTIVA SULLA MANIERA DEGL' ANTICHI ROMANI / COME ANCHE / DI MOLTI CAPRICCI DI CARCERI SOTTERRANEE. IL TUTTO CON SINGOLAR GUSTO; E STUDIO DILIGENTEMENTE DELINEATE, INVENTATE, ED INCISE / DA GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI / ARCHITETTO VENEZIANO, / E RACCOLTE DA GIOVANNI BOUCHARD / MERCANTE LIBRAJO AL CORSO / IN ROMA MDCCLI / CON LICENZA DE SUPERIORI; signed, lower left, in plate; Piranesi fecit.; Watermark: [fleur-de-lis in circle, Hind 1]

Exhibition History

Two Views of Italy: Master Prints by Canaletto and Piranesi, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-September 3, 1995, no.33.

Selections from the Permanent Collection: An Introduction to the History of Art From the Year 1500 to the Present, Art 2, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 7, 1993.

Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 4-August 22, 1976.

Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Early Architectural Fantasies, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 1-October 1, 1978.

Publication History

Richard Rand and John Varriano, Two Views of Italy: Master Prints by Canaletto and Piranesi, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1995, no. 33, fig. 2.

L. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Hanover, NH: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 69-70, no. 94.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 120a

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