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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Colonna Trajana [Trajan's Column] 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: 36 in x 28 in; 91.44 cm x 71.12 cm; sheet: 35 1/4 in x 24 5/8 in; 89.535 cm x 62.5475 cm; plate: 21 5/8 in x 16 1/8 in; 54.9275 cm x 40.9575 cm; image: 15 13/16 in x 21 in; 40.16375 cm x 53.34 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, lwr. l. (pencil): MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE / ACQUIRED 1905 ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate: COLONNA TRAJANA ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI FECIT ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALL TRINITA DE’MONTI ; trademark: recto, lwr. r. (blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center] ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 715 ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 31
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.2.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Trajan's Column with the statue of St. Peter on the top. A figure climbs a staircase in the lower right and a domed building is visible to the right.

architecture; columns; stairs; statues; domes; windows; buildings; people; carriages; civic centers; international

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