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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Catalogo delle opere date finora alla luce da Gio. Battista Piranesi [Catalogue of work brought to light so far by Giovanni Battista Piranesi]
Date Made:ca. 1761
Type:Print
Materials:Etching, engraving on laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 24 in x 20 in; 61 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet: 18 11/16 in x 12 3/4 in; 47.5 cm x 32.4 cm; Plate: 15 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 40 cm x 29.5 cm; Image: 15 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 39.4 cm x 29.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (printed, etched in plate): CATALOGO ˓ DELLE ˓ OPERE / DATE ˓ FINORA ˓ ALLA ˓ LVCE / DA GIO ˓ BATTISTA PIRANESI; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr (printed, etching in plate): Si vendono prosso il medesimo Autore nel palazzo del Conte Tomati a Strada Felice, vicino alla Trinitá de' Monti; INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. r. (graphite): 348/410804479/6; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr., r. (graphite): listad? II/(XIII) / Huid? p. 6
Accession Number:  MH 2012.34.1
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Art Fund
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Description:
Tromp l'oeil pieces of paper with descriptions and a list of prints available written on them: Antichita Romane, Carceri D'Invenzione, Architetture Diverse, Della Magnificenza ed Architettura de'Romani, Vedute di Roma. Depictions of sculptures, column fragments, antiquities, and the artist's city views surrounding. All shown as if in front of or attached to a brick wall.

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