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Ancient Roman Forum Surrounded by Porticoes, with Loggias, Some of Which Communicate with the Imperial Palace and Other with the Prisons… (Foro antico Romano circondato da portici, con logge…)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1743

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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  • Title: Ancient Roman Forum Surrounded by Porticoes, with Loggias, Some of Which Communicate with the Imperial Palace and Other with the Prisons… (Foro antico Romano circondato da portici, con logge…)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1743
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio Batta. Piranesi Archto inv.r ed incise in Roma”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “14”
  • 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, Italy, palaces, 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
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 265 mm x 360 mm (10.43 in. x 14.17 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 13; Hind (1922) pp. 75, 78; Wilton-Ely 14
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.22

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