Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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View of the Subterranean Foundations of the Mausoleum Built by the Emperor Hadrian… [Hadrian’s Tomb] (Veduta del sotterraneo Fondamento del Mausoleo, che fu eretto da Elio Adriano Imp…),

From Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane)

Etching on laid paper

Print impression quality: Good

Dimensions (Plate): 691 x 453 mm (27.2 x 17.8 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 728 x 513 mm (28.7 x 20.2 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi Archit. dif. et inc.”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Probably first Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.46

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

Bibliography: Focillon 341; Hind (1922), p. 84, per Hind reworked by Francesco Piranesi in 1784; Wilton-Ely 474.

Work Type: print

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