Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Egyptian Obelisk. This Was Erected by Pope Sixtus V in the Piazza of St. John Lateran (Obelisco Egizio. Questo fu erreto da Sisto V. nella Piazza de S. Gio. Laterano),

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

Third of five states

Dimensions (Plate): 546 x 406 mm (21.5 x 16 in.)

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

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.100

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 12; Focillon 800; Hind 53; Wilton-Ely 164.

Work Type: print

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