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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta di Campo Vaccino [View of the Cow Field] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1775 (possibly 1757); printed after 1870
Materials:Etching in black ink on ivory wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 28 in x 36 in; 71.1 cm x 91.4 cm; Sheet: 24 3/4 in x 35 15/16 in; 62.9 cm x 91.3 cm; Plate: 16 1/16 in x 21 3/4 in; 40.8 cm x 55.2 cm; Image: 15 7/8 in x 21 1/2 in; 40.3 cm x 54.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. r. (pencil): MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE / ACQUIRED 1901; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA DI CAMPO VACCINO / PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALLA TRINITA DE’MONTI ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI DEL SCOLP. ; inscription: recto, upp. r. (printed, within image): 762 ; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within plate): 16 ; inscription: recto lwr. r. (printed, within plate): 78 ; publisher: recto, lwr. r. (circular blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center]
Accession Number:  MH 1901.69.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Arial view of ancient ruins mostly buried. Roman Forum

buildings; columns; architecture; ruins; ancient

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