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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta interna del Sepolcro di S. Costanza [View of the interior of the Mausoleum of St. Costanza] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1756 plate; 1777 or before, print
Materials:Etching, ink on laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 22 in x 31 3/4 in; 55.88 cm x 80.645 cm; plate: 16 1/4 in x 21 5/8 in; 41.275 cm x 54.9275 cm; image: 15 5/8 in x 21 1/2 in; 39.6875 cm x 54.61 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA INTERNA DEL SEPOLCRO DI S. CONSTANZA, FABBRICATO DA COSTANTINO MAGNO, ED ERRONEAMENTE DETTA IL TEMPIO DI BACCO, INOGGI CHIESA DELLA MEDESIMA SANTA. ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE VICINO ALLA TRINITA DE’MONTI. A PAOLI DUE E MEZZO ; signature:recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI ARCHITETTO FEC.
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.10.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A tomb sits in the center of what looks to be a domed structure with round arches encircling the tomb which supports a circular barrel cault where people in contemporary dress loiter.

architecture; buildings; ceilings; columns; domes; tombs; people; international

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