Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Arch Built in Honor of Augustus near the City of Aosta in Piedmont, Agusta Praetoria Salassorum in Antiquity (Veduta dell’Arco fabbricato in onore d’Augusto vicino alla Citta di Aosta in Piemonte anticamente Augusta Praetoria Salassorum),

From Some Views of Triumphal Arches and Other Monuments Erected by the Romans… (Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali…)

Etching on laid paper

Dimensions (Plate): 257 x 397 mm (10.1 x 15.6 in.)

Signed in scroll, lower left: “Cav. Piranesi inc.”; inscribed, upper right: numeral “5”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; this plate does not appear in the original (1748) edition of “Antichita Romane”; it first appears in the second edition (1765) under the new title, “Alcune vedute di archi trionfali”

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.30

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

Bibliography: Focillon 45; Hind (1922), p. 75; Wilton-Ely 107.

Work Type: print

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