Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Ruins of the Xystus [a long open portico used for athletic exercises], the Central Hall of the Antonine Baths [The Baths of Caracalla] (Rovine del Sisto, o sia della gran sala delle Terme Antoniniane),

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

Second of four states

Dimensions (Plate): 433 x 660 mm (17 x 26 in.)

Signed in plate, left of cartouche: “Cavalier Piranesi F.”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.124

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 104; Focillon 851; Hind 77; Wilton-Ely 210 and p. 253 with remark: “This is now considered to have been the frigidarium.”

Work Type: print

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