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Various Capitals, Friezes, and Ornamental Fragments Compared with a Detail by Le Roy


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Various Capitals, Friezes, and Ornamental Fragments Compared with a Detail by Le Roy

18th century
18th century
408 x 1235 mm (16.1 x 48.6 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
Series: from Della Magnificenza ed Architettura de’ Romani
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left
Bibliography: Petrucci (1953) 302–303; Wilton-Ely 777 and p. 845 with remark: “Collegio Romano, Palazzo Farnese, Villa Mattei, etc. Fold-out plate.”
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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This object has the following keywords:
  • 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.]
  • friezes (entablature components) - Middle horizontal members of a classical entablature, above the architrave and below the cornice; for horizontal decorated bands in general, found on architecture and furniture, use "friezes (ornamental bands)." [April 1993 related term added. March 1993 descriptor moved. June 1991 scope note changed.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

Dimensions
  • plate Dimensions: 408 x 1235 mm (16.1 x 48.6 in.)

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