Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Upper Story of the Cages for Wild Animals Built by the Emperor Domitian, Associated with the Flavian Amphitheater and Commonly Called the Curia Hostilia (Veduta del piano superiore del Serraglio delle Fiere fabbricato da Domiziano a uso dell’Anfiteatro Flavio e volgarmente detto la Curia Ostilia),

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): 408 x 613 mm (16.1 x 24.1 in.)

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

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.90

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 102; Focillon 804; Hind 43; Wilton-Ely 160 and p. 203 with remark: “Plate initially entitled Veduta della Curia Ostilia. The Flavian Amphitheater is the Colisseum. The illustrated structure is actually the substructure of the Temple of Claudius near the Church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo.”

Work Type: print

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