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View of the Ponto Rotto [the Broken Bridge] (Veduta del Ponto Rotto)

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View of the Ponto Rotto [the Broken Bridge] (Veduta del Ponto Rotto)

18th century
18th century
120 x 192 mm (4.7 x 7.6 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
Series: from Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane)
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right
Bibliography: Focillon 182; Petrucci (1953) 20, fig. 2; Wilton-Ely 317.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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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.]
  • bridges (built works) - Structures spanning and providing passage over waterways, topographic depressions, transportation routes, or similar circulation barriers. [September 1994 scope note added; related term added. March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'bridges'; alternate term changed, was 'bridge'.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • plate Dimensions: 120 x 192 mm (4.7 x 7.6 in.)

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