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This and 72 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Book, Etruscan Chimneypiece, from Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini.

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Bound Print, Spaccato della bottega ad uso di caffè detta degl'Inglesi situata in piazza di Spagna..., from Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini, 1769

This is a Bound print. It was created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It is dated 1769 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Disegno et invenzione del Cavalier Piranesi; lower right: Piranesi inc

It is inscribed

Spaccato della bottega ad uso di caffè detta degl'Inglesi situata in piazza di Spagna. Le pareti dipinte di questa bottega rap= / presentano un Vestibulo adornati de Simboli Geroglifici, e di altre cose allusive alla Religione e politica degli antichi Egiziani. / In lontananza vi si vedono le fertile campange, il Nilo e quelli maestosi sepoteri della medisima nazione.

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Bound Print, Spaccato della bottega ad uso di caffè detta degl'Inglesi situata in piazza di Spagna..., from Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini, 1769; Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching on paper; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert; 1967-85-24-53

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