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Two Chimneypieces: Upper (as Designed for Senator Rezzonico)—with a Medusa Head at the Center of the Lintel and Vases Flanking the Jambs. Lower—with an Eagle at the Center Flanked by Satyr Heads on the Lintel

18th century
18th century
405 x 265 mm (15.9 x 10.4 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 873; Petrucci (1953) 883; Wilton-Ely 831 and p. 904 with remark: “Inscribed under upper design: ‘Questo Camino si vede in marmo nel gabinetto di S.E. Il Sig. Prencipe D. Abondio Rezzonico Senator di Roma.’ (‘This marble chimneypiece can be seen in the cabinet of His Excellency Prince Don Abondio Rezzonico, Senator of Rome.’)”
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.]
  • 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.]

  • plate Dimensions: 405 x 265 mm (15.9 x 10.4 in.)

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