Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Ancient Capitol Ascended by Approximately One Hundred Steps… (Campodoglio antico a cui si ascendeva per circa cento gradini…),

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): 269 x 362 mm (10.6 x 14.3 in.)

Signed in plate, lower center: “Gio. Batta. Piranesi Archit. Veneto inv. ed. inc. in Roma”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.21

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

Bibliography: Focillon 9; Hind (1922), pp. 75, 78; Wilton-Ely 10.

Work Type: print

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