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Chimneypiece: Lintel Embellished by Two Undulating Serpents with Small Masks in Each Coil


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Chimneypiece: Lintel Embellished by Two Undulating Serpents with Small Masks in Each Coil

18th century
18th century
245 x 385 mm (9.6 x 15.2 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
Series: from Diverse Maniere d’Adornare i Cammini ed ogni Altra Parte Degli Edifizi Desunte Dall’Architettura Egizia, Etrusca, Greca (Cammino che si vede nel Palazzo di Sua Ecc’za Milord Conte D’Exeter a Burghley in Inghilterra.)
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left
Bibliography: Focillon 910; Petrucci (1953) 901b; Wilton-Ely 858.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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