Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Remains of Ancient Buildings among Which Stands the Sepulchral Urn of Marcus Agrippa Made Entirely of Porphyry, Which Serves Today as the Tomb of Clement XII… (Vestiggi d’antichi Edifici fra i quali evvi l’Urna Sepolcrale tutta d’un pezzo…),

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 on laid paper

Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio Batta Piranesi Architetto invento, ed incise in Roma”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “5”

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

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.19

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

Bibliography: Focillon 5; Hind (1922), pp. 75, 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 18.

Work Type: print

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