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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta degli Avanzi del Foro di Nerva [View of the Ruins of the Forum of Nerva] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1757 plate; 1871 or after, print
Materials:Etching, black ink on Ivory wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 32 in x 40 in; 81.3 cm x 101.6 cm; Sheet: 24 1/2 in x 35 3/8 in; 62.2 cm x 89.9 cm; Plate: 16 in x 24 1/4 in; 40.6 cm x 61.6 cm; Image: 15 in x 24 1/8 in; 38.1 cm x 61.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: recto, lwr. r. (circular blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center] ; inscription: verso, lwr. r. (pencil): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE / ACQUIRED 1901; inscription:recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA DEGLI AVANZI DEL FORO DI NERVA ; inscription: rectp. lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate); 21.I ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): 95 ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALLA TRINITA DE’MONTI ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): GIO. BATT. PIRANESI ARCHIT. F.
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.8.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Partial view down a street to the right with a large builing on the left connected to a wall with a small round arch in it. Another large building with two columns is visible over the wall. Three figures beneath the arch and a group in lower right corner with horses. Same print as but different state than 1991.4.648.2

architecture; buildings; brick; ancient; columns; ruins; temples; people; horses; streets; international

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MH 1991.4.648.2
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Veduta degli Avanzi del Foro di Nerva [View of the Ruins of the Forum of Nerva] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
1757 plate; 1777 or before, print
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