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Print, Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli, "Le Vedute di Roma" (1748-1778), 1748–78

This is a Print. It was print maker: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It is dated 1748–78 and we acquired it in 1928. Its medium is etching. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled An Italian Hotspot.

This object was donated by Dr. Henry Mann Silver. It is credited Gift of Dr. Henry Mann Silver.

Its dimensions are

44.5 x 58 cm (17 1/2 x 22 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Etched in the cartouche: Avanzi di una Sala appar / tenente al Casto Pretorio nel / la Villa Adriana in Tivoli / A. Tribunale ornato di nicchie, and signed on the plate at lower left: Cvalier Piranesi F.

Cite this object as

Print, Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli, "Le Vedute di Roma" (1748-1778), 1748–78; Print Maker: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching; 44.5 x 58 cm (17 1/2 x 22 13/16 in.); Gift of Dr. Henry Mann Silver; 1928-9-5

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