Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Temple of Cybele in the Piazza of the Bocca della Verita (Veduta del Tempio di Cibele a Piazza della Bocca della Verita),

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): 401 x 603 mm (15.8 x 23.7 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi Architetto dis. ed incise”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.94

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 58; Focillon 820; Hind 47; Wilton-Ely 183 and p. 226 with remark: “The so-called Temple of Vesta, thought to be a Temple of Hercules.”

Work Type: print

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