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Imaginary Ancient Temple Designed in the Style of Those Built in Honor of the Goddess Vesta… (Tempio antico inventato e disegnato alla maniera di quelli che si fabbricavano in ornore della Dea Vesta…)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1743

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

Details

  • Title: Imaginary Ancient Temple Designed in the Style of Those Built in Honor of the Goddess Vesta… (Tempio antico inventato e disegnato alla maniera di quelli che si fabbricavano in ornore della Dea Vesta…)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1743
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio Batta Piranesi Arch. o inv/ ed incise in Roma l’Anno 1743”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “15”
  • 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 on laid paper
  • Keywords: architecture, Italy, Rome, temples
  • 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 17 is not included in the original (1743) edition of "Prima Parte…," but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opera Opere Varie (1750) and later editions.
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 402 mm x 255 mm (15.83 in. x 10.04 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 17; Hind (1922) p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 17
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.24

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