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Tomb of the Scipios (Sepolcro della famiglia de’ Scipioni)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1748

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Details

  • Title: Tomb of the Scipios (Sepolcro della famiglia de’ Scipioni)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1748
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi”; inscribed in plate, upper left: “Tav. 18.”; in the engraved title, “Scipioni” appears as “Sipioni”
  • 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, death, graves, 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: 136 mm x 273 mm (5.35 in. x 10.75 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 60; Hind (1922) p. 75; Wilton-Ely 122
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Artist Nationality : Italian
  • Artist Death: 1778
  • Artist Birth: 1720
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.39

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