Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Senatorial Bridge, Today Called the Ponte Rotto [Broken Bridge]. 1. Temple of Vesta. 2. Temple of Fortuna Virilis 3. Part of the Ancient Palatine (Ponte Senatorio oggi detto Ponte rotto. 1. Tempio di Vesta 2. Tempio della Fortuna Virile 3. Parte dell'antico Palatino),

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

Etching on laid paper

Dimensions (Plate): 126 x 258 mm (5 x 10.2 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Israel Silvestre del.”; signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi S.”; inscribed in plate, lower left: “Tav. 14”

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

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.35

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

Bibliography: Focillon 55; Hind (1922), p. 75; Wilton-Ely 117 and p. 159 with remark: “The Temple of Vesta is now thought to be a Temple of Hercules, while that of Virile Fortune is now considered to be the Temple of Portunus.”

Work Type: print

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