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Brackets, Friezes and Various Ornamental Fragments

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Brackets, Friezes and Various Ornamental Fragments

18th century
18th century
410 x 1218 mm (16.1 x 48 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 right
Bibliography: Petrucci (1953) 305–306; Wilton-Ely 778 and p. 846 with remark: “S. Paolo fuori le Mura, Villa Albani, Villa Ludovisi, etc. Fold-out plate.”
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.]
  • 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)

  • plate Dimensions: 410 x 1218 mm (16.1 x 48 in.)

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