Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of St. Peter’s Square and Basilica (Veduta della gran Piazza e Basilica di San Pietro),

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

First of three states

Print impression quality: Fair

Dimensions (Plate): 453 x 705 mm (17.8 x 27.8 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 503 x 728 mm (19.8 x 28.7 in.)

Signed in plate on scroll, lower right: “Cav. Piranesi F”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.148

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 4; Focillon 721; Hind 101; Wilton-Ely 234 and p. 277 with remark: “With two ceremonial coaches in the foreground.”

Work Type: print

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