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Ancient Mausoleum Erected for the Ashes of a Roman Emperor (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un Imperadore Romano)

Giovanni Battista Piranesica. 1743

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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  • Title: Ancient Mausoleum Erected for the Ashes of a Roman Emperor (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un Imperadore Romano)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: ca. 1743
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio. Batta. Piranesi Arch. o Veneto inv. ed. incise in Roma”; inscribed in plate, lower right: numeral “3”
  • Set or Series Title: Part One of Architecture and Perspectives… (Prima Parte di Architettura e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architteto Veneziano fra gli Arcadi Salcindio Tiseio)
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching with title printed from separate plate on laid paper
  • Keywords: architecture, death, Italy, mausoleums, Rome
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume; Focillon 14 is not included in the original (1743) edition of “Prima Parte,” but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opere Varie (1750) and later editions
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 382 mm x 255 mm (15.04 in. x 10.04 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 14; Hind (1922) p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 7
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.23

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