Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Meeting Hall, or Entry to Various Grandiose Rooms and Other Magnificent Halls in Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli… (Dieta, o sia Luogo che da ingresso a diversi grandiosi Cubicoli, e ad altre magnifiche Stanze, esistente nella Villa Adriana…),

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): 438 x 575 mm (17.2 x 22.6 in.)

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

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807

Accession number: 1973.D1.181

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

Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 131; Focillon 848; Hind 134; Wilton-Ely 267 and p. 310 with remark: “The so-called Academy. This shows the octagonal room in the Small Baths.”

Work Type: print

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