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Flavian Amphitheater, Called the Colosseum. 1. Arch of Constantine. 2. Palatine Hill (Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo in Roma. 1. Arco di Costantino 2. Monte Palatino)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1748

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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  • Title: Flavian Amphitheater, Called the Colosseum. 1. Arch of Constantine. 2. Palatine Hill (Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo in Roma. 1. Arco di Costantino 2. Monte Palatino)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1748
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi fecit.”; inscribed, lower left: “Tav. 12”
  • Set or Series Title: Some Views of Triumphal Arches and Other Monuments Erected by the Romans… (Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali…)
  • 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 on laid paper
  • Keywords: architecture, Italy, 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: 135 mm x 274 mm (5.31 in. x 10.79 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 53; Hind (1922) p. 75; Wilton-Ely 115
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.33

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