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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Avanzi degl' Acquedotti Nerioniani [The Remains of the Aquaduct of Nero] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1775 plate; 1871 or after, print
Type:Print
Materials:Etching in black ink on ivory wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 24 13/16 in x 34 1/4 in; 63.02375 cm x 86.995 cm; plate: 19 1/4 in x 28 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 71.755 cm; image: 19 in x 28 in; 48.26 cm x 71.12 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, lower right (pencil): MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE / ACQUIRED 1901; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed within plate): CAVALIER PIRANESI F.; inscription: recto, lower center (printed within image): AVANZI DEGL' ACQUEDOTTI NERONIANI CHE / SI VOLEVANO DISTRUGGERE PER LA LORO / VACHIEZZA, MA PER ORDINE DI NRO SIA / PAPA CLEMENTE XIV SONO RESTATI IN PIEDI/ 2. SCALA SANTA / 8 / 48 ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 48 / 732 ; publisher: recto, lwr. r. (circular blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center]
Accession Number:  MH 1901.6b.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown.
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Description:
View of Roman aqueduct. Large arches receding into the distance with a carriage and people dwarfed below.

Tags:
landscapes; architecture; carriages; roads

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