Teatro di Marcello (Theatre of Marcellus), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Vedute di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778


published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 15 13/16 × 21 3/8 in. (40.2 × 54.3 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 28 7/16 in. (52.8 × 72.3 cm)

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Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower right: Piranesi Architetto fec.; Inscribed, in plate, lower center: TEATRO DI MARCELLO; Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Questo fu fabricato da Augusto, e dedicato a Marcello suo Nipote: / 1. Palazzo Orsini ristaurato da Baldassare da Siena Architetto.; Inscribed, in plate, lower right: 2. Cupola di S. Maria in Campitelli.; Watermark: fleur-de-lis in circle [Hind 1]

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 818; Hind 33 i/vi

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