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Print, Ruins of the Mausoleum of Octavian Augustus, "Le Antichita Romane" II, 1756, 1756

This is a Print. It was architect: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It is dated 1756 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is etching. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 40 × 52.8 cm (15 3/4 × 20 13/16 in.) H x W: 52.5 × 63 cm (20 11/16 × 24 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Lengthy inscription etched across lower part of plate

Cite this object as

Print, Ruins of the Mausoleum of Octavian Augustus, "Le Antichita Romane" II, 1756, 1756; Architect: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching; Platemark: 40 × 52.8 cm (15 3/4 × 20 13/16 in.) H x W: 52.5 × 63 cm (20 11/16 × 24 13/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-94-85

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