Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza in the Vatican (Veduta della Basilica, e Piazza si S. Pietro in Vaticano),

From Views of Rome Drawn and Etched by Giambattista Piranesi, Venetian Architect (Vedute di Roma disegnate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Ve[nez]iano)

Etching on laid paper

Fifth of seven states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 404 x 545 mm (15.9 x 21.5 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 507 x 727 mm (20 x 28.6 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right margin: “Piranesi del. scol.”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.50

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 3; Focillon 787; Hind 3; Wilton-Ely 136; state is tentative, per catalog card annotation “(E/G, Robinson)” [Robison?].

Work Type: print

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