Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Imaginary Sepulchral Chamber Designed According to the Fashion and Ancient Magnificence of the Roman Emperors… (Camera sepolcrale inventata e disegnata conforme al costume, e all’antica magnificenza degl’Imperatori Romani…),

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

Dimensions (Plate): 400 x 279 mm (15.7 x 11 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F.”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume; Focillon 18 is not included in the original (1743) edition of "Prima Parte…,” but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opera Opere Varie (1750) and later editions.

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.25

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

Bibliography: Focillon 18; Hind (1922), p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 20

Work Type: print

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