Parte dell'antica Via Appia fuori di Porte S. Sebastiano circa tre miglia (Part of the ancient Appian Way about three miles outside of the Porta S. Sebastiano), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Antichità Romane de'tempi della Repubblica

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778


published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 5 1/4 × 10 11/16 in. (13.4 × 27.1 cm)

Sheet: 14 3/4 × 20 13/16 in. (37.5 × 52.8 cm)

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



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed in plate, lower left: Piranesi fecit. Inscribed in plate, lower left to lower right: Parte dell'antica Via Appia fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano circa tre miglia. ; lower left Tav. 10 Watermark: close to Colnaghi 4

Course History

ARTH 27.03, Building Boom: Architecture and Urbanism in Early Modern Italy, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Fall 2021

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. 54-55, no. 62.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon, 61

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