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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta dell'avanzo dell'Anfiteatro Castrense [View of the Remains of the Amphitheatrum Castrense], from the series Le Antichità Romane [Roman Antiquities]
Date Made:1756 plate; 1871 or after, print
Materials:Etching, ink on wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Narrative Inscription:  trademark: recto, lwr. r. (blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center] ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): FIG. II / 10. B. ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): PIRANESI ARCHIT. DIS. INC. ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within image): VEDUTA DELL’ AVANZO DELL’ ANFITEATRO CASTRENSE.
Accession Number:  MH 1986.23.19
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Emeritus Dorothy Cogswell
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Ruins of the ampitheater are visible in the now filled-in arcade. The tower and part of the roof of St. Croce in Gerusalemme are visible.

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