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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta di Piazza di Spagna [View of the Spanish Steps] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1750 plate; 1777 or before, print
Materials:Etching on ivory laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 22 in x 31 5/8 in; 55.88 cm x 80.3275 cm; plate: 16 in x 23 5/8 in; 40.64 cm x 60.0075 cm; image: 15 in x 23 3/8 in; 38.1 cm x 59.3725 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA DI PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI ARCHITETTO FEC. ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate: PRESSO L’AUTORE A TRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALLA TRINITA DE’MENTI. A PAOLI DUE E MEZZO
Accession Number:  MH 1972.74.11.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library

View of the Spanish steps with a fountain in the center. People crowd the square and there are several horse-drawn carriages.

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