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The Ancient Capitol Ascended by Approximately One Hundred Steps… (Campodoglio antico a cui si ascendeva per circa cento gradini…)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1743

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

Details

  • Title: The Ancient Capitol Ascended by Approximately One Hundred Steps… (Campodoglio antico a cui si ascendeva per circa cento gradini…)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1743
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower center: “Gio. Batta. Piranesi Archit. Veneto inv. ed. inc. in Roma”
  • 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, 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: 269 mm x 362 mm (10.59 in. x 14.25 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 9; Hind (1922) pp. 75, 78; Wilton-Ely 10
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.21

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