Ruins with Skeletons and Shell Forms, from the Grotteschi series of Le Magnificenze di Roma: Opere Varie di Architettua

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778


published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 15 3/8 × 21 1/2 in. (39.1 × 54.6 cm)

Sheet: 20 5/8 × 27 3/4 in. (52.4 × 70.5 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 right: Piranesi F.; Watermark: [ fleur-de-lis in circle, Hind 1]?

Exhibition History

Etchings by Piranesi, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 15-November 11, 1978.

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

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber and Adrian W.B. Randolph, Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2001, listed p.74.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 20; Hind 80, no. 24

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