Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Ancient Mausoleum Erected for the Ashes of a Roman Emperor (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un Imperadore Romano),

From 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)

Etching with title printed from a separate plate on laid paper

Dimensions (Plate): 382 x 255 mm (15 x 10 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio. Batta. Piranesi Arch. o Veneto inv. ed. incise in Roma”; inscribed in plate, lower right: numeral “3”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume; Focillon 14 is not included in the original (1743) edition of “Prima Parte,” but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opere Varie (1750) and later editions

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.23

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953

Bibliography: Focillon 14; Hind (1922), p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 7.

Work Type: print

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