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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agonale [View of the Piazza Navona over the ruins of the Circo Agonale] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1751 plate; 1777 or before, print
Type:Print
Materials:Etching; black ink on ivory laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:mat: 26 in x 34 in; 66.04 cm x 86.36 cm; sheet: 22 x 31 1/2 in.; 55.88 x 80.01 cm; plate: 16 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.; 40.9575 x 54.9275 cm; image: 16 x 21 3/8 in.; 40.64 x 54.2925 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription: recto, ctr (within plate): VEDUTA DI PIAZZA NAVONA SOPRA LE ROVINE DEL CIRCO AGONALE ; recto, lwr. r. (within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALL TRINITA DE’MONTI. A PAOLI DUE E MEZZO ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI DEL. SC.
Accession Number:  MH 1972.74.12.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
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Description:
View of the Piazza Navona, or Circo Agonale, with the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the center and St. Agnese to the right.

Tags:
architecture; buildings; columns; ancient; ruins; people; construction; domes; fountains; cities; international; etchings

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