Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Remains of the Forum of Nerva [actually the Forum of Augustus] (Veduta degli avanzi del Foro di Nerva),

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

Fifth of seven states

Dimensions (Plate): 400 x 613 mm (15.7 x 24.1 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Gio Batt. Piranesi Archit. F.”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.89

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 95; Focillon 749; Hind 42; Wilton-Ely 181 and p. 224 with remark: “Actually the ancient fire wall of the Forum of Augustus.”

Work Type: print

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