Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Interior of the Tomb of St. Costanza, Built by Constantine the Great, and Erroneously Called the Temple of Bacchus, Now the Church of S. Costanza (Veduta interna del Sepolcro di S. Costanza, fabbricato da Costantino Magno, ed erroneamente detto il Tempio di Bacco, inoggi Chiesa della medesima Santa),

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

Fourth of six states

Dimensions (Plate): 416 x 553 mm (16.4 x 21.8 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi Architetto fec.”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.84

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 21; Focillon 811; Hind 37; Wilton-Ely 158 and p. 201 with remark: “Plate initially entitled Tempio di Bacco.”

Work Type: print

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