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Remains of Ancient Buildings among Which Stands the Sepulchral Urn of Marcus Agrippa Made Entirely of Porphyry, Which Serves Today as the Tomb of Clement XII… (Vestiggi d’antichi Edifici fra i quali evvi l’Urna Sepolcrale tutta d’un pezzo…)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1743

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

Details

  • Title: Remains of Ancient Buildings among Which Stands the Sepulchral Urn of Marcus Agrippa Made Entirely of Porphyry, Which Serves Today as the Tomb of Clement XII… (Vestiggi d’antichi Edifici fra i quali evvi l’Urna Sepolcrale tutta d’un pezzo…)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1743
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio Batta Piranesi Architetto invento, ed incise in Roma”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “5”
  • 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, death, graves, Italy, Rome, urns
  • 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
  • Bibliography: Focillon 5; Hind (1922) pp. 75, 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 18
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.19

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