Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Tomb of Nero,

From Grotteschi

Etching on laid paper

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Fair

Dimensions (Plate): 388 x 545 mm (15.3 x 21.5 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 507 x 706 mm (20 x 27.8 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left; “Piranesi invento ed incise”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “26”

Watermark: Hind #7

Watermark: “house and bird”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; according to Robison, reworked

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.28

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

Bibliography: Focillon 22; Hind, p. 80; Wilton-Ely 23 and p. 43 with remark: “Decorative capriccio. Fragments and a sarcophagus infested with serpents in the foreground with the ‘Tomb of Nero’ above.”

Work Type: print

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