Frontispiece with Statue of Minerva Amidst Ruins, from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Vedute di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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1748

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 19 13/16 × 25 1/8 in. (50.4 × 63.8 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 27 7/16 in. (52.8 × 69.7 cm)

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

PR.977.24.4

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, lower right: Piranesi invento: incise in Roma; Inscribed in plate, lower right (on sarcophagus end) : PIRANESI INVI. INCI. ; Watermark: fleur-de-lis in circle [Hind 1]

Exhibition History

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.

Publication History

L. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Hanover, NH: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 70, no. 97.

Published References

Andrew Robison, Piranesi-Early Architectural Fantasies: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Etchings, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1986, 2 A/G. ; Edgar Peters Bowron and Joseph J. Rishel, Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century, Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000, p. 578, no. 422.: Nicholas Penny, Piranesi, London: Oresko Books Ltd., 1978, p. 36, no. 17.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 786; Hind 2 i/vii

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