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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Colonna Antonina [The Column of Marcus Aurelius] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1758 plate; 1871 or after, print
Materials:Etching, black ink on ivory wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:mat: 39 3/4 in x 31 in; 100.965 cm x 78.74 cm; sheet: 35 1/8 in x 24 3/4 in; 89.2175 cm x 62.865 cm; plate: 21 3/4 in x 15 7/8 in; 55.245 cm x 40.3225 cm; image: 2 1/16 in x 15 9/16 in; 5.23875 cm x 39.52875 cm
Narrative Inscription:  trademark: recto, lwr. r. (blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center] ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): COLONNA ANTONINA ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALLA TRINITA DE’MONTI ; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within plate): 4 ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): 32 ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI FECIT ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 716 ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 32
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.1.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and method of acquisition unknown.
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A column stands in the center of a busy square with buildings behind and to the left.

architecture; columns; buildings; people; carriages; civic centers; international

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