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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Arcus Marci Aurelii Imp [Arch of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius] from the series Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma [The Campus Martius of Ancient Rome]
Date Made:1757-1762 plate; after 1870 print
Materials:Etching and engraving, ink on wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:mat: 28 in x 22 in; 71.12 cm x 55.88 cm; sheet: 24 3/4 in x 17 1/2 in; 62.865 cm x 44.45 cm; plate: 15 5/16 in x 9 1/2 in; 38.89375 cm x 24.13 cm; image: 14 1/8 in x 9 3/16 in; 35.8775 cm x 23.33625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): ARCUS MARCI AURELII IMP EX EJUS ARCHETYPIS, EFFORMATIS ANTEQUAM / DESTRUERETUR OB AMPLIANDUM HIPPODROMUM. A, B ANAGLYPHI QUI ASSERVAN- / TUR IN AEDIBUS CAPILOINIS C COLUMNA COCHLIODES EJUSDEM MARCI ; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within plate): VIDE INDICEM RUINAR NUM. 29. ; inscription: recto, upp. l. (printed, within image): TAB XXXVI ; trademark: recto, lwr. r. (circular blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [image of crown in center] ; inscription: verso, upp. center (pencil) L. F. RANDOLPH
Accession Number:  MH 1972.76.P.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Louise Fitz Randolph (Class of 1872)

View of the Arch of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius also called the Arco di Portogalloor Portugese Arch. It was destroyed in the 17th century. Known for the two surviving panels depicting Hadrian, one of which is the apotheosis of his wife Sabina.

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