Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Remains of the Temple of the God Canopus at Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli (Avanzi del Tempio del Dio Canopo nella Villa Adriana in Tivoli),

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): 455 x 589 mm (17.9 x 23.2 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left margin: “Cavaliere Piranesi delin. e inc.”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.137

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 133; Focillon 844; Hind 90; Wilton-Ely 223 and p. 266 with remark: “Now considered to have been a nymphaeum.”

Work Type: print

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