Veduta degli Avanzi del Tempio della Pace (View of the remains of the Temple of Peace), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Vedute di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 16 7/16 × 21 3/4 in. (41.7 × 55.2 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 27 3/16 in. (52.8 × 69 cm)

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

PR.977.24.23

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: VEDUTA DEGLI AVANZI DEL TEMPIO DELLA PACE; Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Questo fu cominciato da Claudio e terminato da Vespasiano Imperatori. / Conservavansi in esso il Candellabro, le Tavole della Legge, l'Arca, la Mensa, / le Trombe, colle quali publicavasi il Giubileo, Vasi Sacri, e tutte le migliori / Spoglie del Tempio di Gerusalemme, distrutta da Tito: e finalm te. le maggiori; Inscribed, in plate, lower right: Ricchezze dell'Imperio Romano 1. Da qui fu trasportata / da Paolo V. la gran Colonna, che si vede inalzatanella Piazza di S. Maria M re. / 2. Muri e Piloni, che reggevano la parte opposta del Tempio. 3. Muro del Por / tico contiguo ad altro moderno.; 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.46.

St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, November 15-December 15, 1978.

Etchings by Piranesi, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 15-November 11, 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. 46.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 813; Hind 45 i/vi

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