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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta della Curia Ostilia [View of the Curia Hostilia] 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 1/4 in x 29 3/8 in; 53.975 cm x 74.6125 cm; plate: 16 7/8 in x 23 3/4 in; 42.8625 cm x 60.325 cm; image: 15 in x 23 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 59.69 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (print, within plate): VEDUTA DELLA CURIA OSTILIA ; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within plate): ALTRI VOGLIONO CHE SIA PARTE DELLA REGGIA DI TULLO OSTILIO TERZO RE DI ROMA. / QUESTA FABRICA PERO PER LA SUA MAGNIFICA SO DEZZA DI MOSTRA ESSERE STRATA FATTA ; inscription: recto lwr. r. (printed within margin): PIUTTOSTO AL TEMPO DE'CESARI CHE DI ALCUN RE. SOPRA DI QUESTI ARCH. DI GROSSI TRAVERTINI E FRABRICATO IL CAMPANILE E CONVENTO DE'PADRI DELLA MISSIONE DE' SS. GIO. E PAOLO ; stamp: verso, center (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOK COLLEGE LIBRARY
Accession Number:  MH 1966.16.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
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Description:
People observe ancient ruins with high arches. Title given by A.M. Hind is: Substructure of the Temple Claudius at the Church of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo

Keywords/Tags:
ancient; ruins; architecture; etchings; black and white

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