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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:1772 plate; 1871 or after, print
Materials:Etching on wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 24 3/4 in x 35 1/8 in; 62.865 cm x 89.2175 cm; plate: 18 3/4 in x 28 5/8 in; 47.625 cm x 72.7075 cm; image: 17 7/8 in x 28 in; 45.4025 cm x 71.12 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, lwr. r. (pencil): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE / ACQUIRED 1905 ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA DI CAMPO VACCINO ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): 18.I. ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): 82 ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): CAVALIER PIRANESI DEL. E. INC. ; inscription: recto, uppr. r. (printed, within image): 14 ; inscription: recto, uppr. r. (printed, within image): 766 ; trademark: recto, lwr. r. (circular blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center]
Accession Number:  MH 1905.69.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View of the Roman Forum, also known as the Cow Field. There are three large columns in foreground to right which are the remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux. In lower center to left there is a fountain with cows loitering around it. Two rows of trees stand to left with mostly open field in center and buildings all around perimeter.

architecture; ruins

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