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Perspective View of the Large Fountain of the Acqua Virgine, Known as the Trevi Fountain, Designed by Nicola Salvi (Veduta in prospettiva della gran Fontana dell’Acqua Vergine detta di Trevi. Architettura di Nicola Salvi)

1773
18th century
479 x 716 mm (18.9 x 28.2 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: First of three states
Series: 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)
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left margin: “Cavalier Piranesi F.”
Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 34; Focillon 734; Hind 104; Wilton-Ely 237.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.151

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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.]
  • fountains - Use for structures with apertures designed to allow water to spout or flow periodically or continuously, as for amenity or public access. [March 1995 scope note added; related term added.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • perspective - Use for any graphic method concerned with conveying an impression of depth or for representation by means of geometric projection using one or more vanishing points.
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

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  • plate Dimensions: 479 x 716 mm (18.9 x 28.2 in.)

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