Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Customs House in Piazza di Pietra, Which Was Built within the Ruins of the Temple of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius in his Forum (Veduta della Dogana di Terra a Piazza di Pietra. Questo fu fabbricata sulle rovine del Tempio di M. Aurelio Antonino Pio nel suo Foro),

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)

Engraving with title printed from separate plate on laid paper

Fourth of six states

Dimensions (Plate): 449 x 609 mm (17.7 x 24 in.)

Signed in title plate, right: “Piranesi Architetto”; engraved title appears on separate plate

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.79

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 26; Focillon 821; Hind 32; Wilton-Ely 168 and p. 211 with remark: “Actually the Temple of the Divine Hadrian; today the Roman Stock Exchange.”

Work Type: print

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