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Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style: Giant Figures Supporting the Lintel, Flanked by Chairs


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Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style: Giant Figures Supporting the Lintel, Flanked by Chairs

18th century
18th century
245 x 380 mm (9.6 x 15 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 874; Petrucci (1953) 884a; Wilton-Ely 866.
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.]
  • lintels - Horizontal structural members that span an opening in a wall and that carry the superimposed weight of the wall. DAC [March 1993 descriptor moved. March 1991 lead-in term added.]
  • ornament - Decorative forms that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, use "decoration (process)." [November 1990 descriptor moved.]

Dimensions
  • plate Dimensions: 245 x 380 mm (9.6 x 15 in.)

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