Arco di Settimio Severo (Arch of Septimius Severus), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Vedute di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 14 15/16 × 23 1/4 in. (37.9 × 59.1 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 27 1/2 in. (52.9 × 69.9 cm)

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

PR.977.24.21

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in plate, lower right: Piranesi Architetto fec.; Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Arco di Settimio Severo; Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Erario antico, o come altri Tempio di Saturno, oggi S. Adriano. 2. S. Martina / architettata da Pietro da Cortona. Chiesa dell' Academia del Disegno detta di S. Luca. 3. L'an- / tico Carcere mamertino, nel quale sono stati posti i SS. Pietro e Paolo. Sopra questo si vede eretta la Chiesa di S. Giuseppe. 4. Salita che porta al Campidoglio. 5. Abitazione del Senatore Romano; Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Nelmezzo diquesto passava l'antica Via sacra che portava; Trionf. ti. in Campid. o; Inscribed, in plate, lower right: 6. Chiesa dell'Araceli fabricata sopra i fondamenti del Tempio di Giove Capito lino. / 7. Colonna rimasta in piedi creduta del Ponte, che fecce fare l'Imperatore Caligola per passare / dal Palatino al Campidoglio; Watermark: fleur-de-lis in circle [Hind 1]

Course History

REL 30, Sacred Cities: Rome, Christopher MacEvitt, Spring 2013

REL 30, Sacred Cities: Rome, Christopher MacEvitt, Spring 2013

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.44.

Introduction to the History of Art II, 1500 to present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 14, 2004.

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. 44.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 809; Hind 54 i/vi

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