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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Foro di Augusto [Forum of Augustus] from the series Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali ed altri monumenti inalzati da Romani parte de quali se veggono in Roma e parte per l'Italia [Some Views of Triumphal Arches and other monuments erected by the Romans, some of which are in Rome and some elsewhere in Italy]
Date Made:1748 plate; 1777 or before, print
Materials:Etching on wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 17 3/4 in; 36.2 cm x 45.1 cm; Mount: 9 3/4 in x 15 in; 24.8 cm x 38.1 cm; Image: 5 1/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 13 cm x 26.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: recto, upp. ctr. (printed, within image): 371. b. ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): FORO DI AUGUSTA / PIRANESI [FECIT?] ; publisher: recto, lwr. r. (blind stamp, circular): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center]
Accession Number:  MH 1972.73.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View of ruins with people standing beneath an arch in the Forum of Augustus.

architecture; buildings; columns; ancient; ruins; people; trees; etchings

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