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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta dell' Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo [View of the Flavian Amphitheater known as the Colosseum] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1776 plate; 1871 or after, print
Materials:Etching, black ink on ivory wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 24 5/8 in x 35 1/4 in; 62.5475 cm x 89.535 cm; plate: 19 5/8 in x 28 1/4 in; 49.8475 cm x 71.755 cm; image: 19 3/8 in x 28 in; 49.2125 cm x 71.12 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, lwr. r. (pencil):MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE / ACQUIRED 1901 ; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within image): VEDUTA DELL’ANFITEATRO FLA- / VIO DETTO IL COLOSSEO ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): 22.II ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): 98 ; signature:recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): CAV. PIRANESI F. ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 782 ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 30 ; trademark: recto, lwr. r. (blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center]
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.6.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View into the Colosseum from exterior with staffage; includes instructive legends providing details about seating divisions and modern alterations to the structure.

architecture; ancient; ruins; structures; columns; exterior; international

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