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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Teatro di Marcello [Theater of Marcellus] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1757 plate; 1777 or before, print
Type:Print
Materials:Etching, black ink on ivory laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 21 5/16 in x 29 1/4 in; 54.13375 cm x 74.295 cm; plate: 15 3/4 in x 21 1/4 in; 40.005 cm x 53.975 cm; image: 15 1/16 in x 21 1/8 in; 38.25875 cm x 53.6575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): TEATRO DI MARCELLO ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI ARCHITETTO FEC.
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.5.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
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Description:
Exterior three-quarters view of the Theater of Marcellus surrounded by modern structures and staffage. Market scene at lower left corner; labeled view of the dome of Santa Maria in Campitelli at right edge of plate.

Tags:
architecture; structures; domes; buildings; windows; people; markets; theater; international

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