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Image: Ancient Mausoleum Erected for the Ashes of a Roman Emperor (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un Imperadore Romano)

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Ancient Mausoleum Erected for the Ashes of a Roman Emperor (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un Imperadore Romano)

ca. 1743
18th century
382 x 255 mm (15 x 10 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching with title printed from a separate plate on laid paper
Series: from Part One of Architecture and Perspectives… (Prima Parte di Architettura e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architteto Veneziano fra gli Arcadi Salcindio Tiseio)
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume; Focillon 14 is not included in the original (1743) edition of “Prima Parte,” but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opere Varie (1750) and later editions
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Gio. Batta. Piranesi Arch. o Veneto inv. ed. incise in Roma”; inscribed in plate, lower right: numeral “3”
Bibliography: Focillon 14; Hind (1922), p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 7.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.23

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • death
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • mausoleums
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • plate Dimensions: 382 x 255 mm (15 x 10 in.)

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