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Part of the Forum of Nerva (Parte del Foro di Nerva)

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Part of the Forum of Nerva (Parte del Foro di Nerva)

18th century
140 x 270 mm (5.5 x 10.6 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
Series: from Some Views of Triumphal Arches and Other Monuments Erected by the Romans… (Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali…)
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi F”; inscribed, upper right: “Tav. 6”
Bibliography: Focillon 46; Hind (1922), p. 75; Wilton-Ely 108.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.31

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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.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • plate Dimensions: 140 x 270 mm (5 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.)

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