Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Views of the Facade of the Basilica of S. Croce in Gerusalemme [the Holy Cross in Jerusalem] (Veduta della Facciata della Basilica di S. Croce in Gerusalemme),

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

Print impression quality: Good; old DAC card has quality of impression “one of the best in our collection”

Dimensions (Plate): 406 x 618 mm (16 x 24.3 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 509 x 725 mm (20 x 28.5 in.)

Signed in plate below composition, lower right: “Giovan Battista Piranesi Architetto dis., ed inc.”

Watermark: Hind #7

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.58

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 18; Focillon 729; Hind 11; Wilton-Ely 173.

Work Type: print

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