Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Remains of an Ancient Tomb, Called La Conocchia, Which Is Located Just outside the Porta di Capua on the Road to Naples… (Avanzi di un antico Sepolcro, oggi detto la Conocchia, che si vede poco lungi dalla Porta di Capua per andar a Napoli…),

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: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 720 x 479 mm (28.3 x 18.9 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 729 x 513 mm (28.7 x 20.2 in.)

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

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.177

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 114; Focillon 843; Hind 130; Wilton-Ely 263.

Work Type: print

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