Piramide di Caio Cestio vicino alla Porta S. Paolo (Pyramid of Caius Cestius near the Porta San Paolo), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Raccolte di varie vedute di Roma (The Magnificence of Rome: Collection of Various Views of Rome)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778


published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 5 1/8 × 7 9/16 in. (13 × 19.2 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 29 1/2 in. (52.8 × 75 cm)

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



Europe, Italy



Object Name




Not on view


Signed in plate, lower left: Piranesi inc. Inscribed in plate, lower left to lower right: Piramide di Caio Cestio vicino alla Porta S. Paolo Watermark: [similar to Hind 1; fleur-de-lis in a circle]

Published References

L. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Hanover, NH: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 41-2, no. 35b.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon, 110

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