Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Remains of a Room Belonging to the Praetorian Fort at Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli (Avanzi di una Sala appartenente al Castro Pretorio 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

First of three states

Dimensions (Plate): 439 x 572 mm (17.3 x 22.5 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left margin: “Cavalier Piranesi F.”

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.159

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 128; Focillon 831; Hind 112; Wilton-Ely 245 and p. 288 with remark: “The so-called Hall of the Philosophers, now considered to have been a library.”

Work Type: print

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