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View of the Heliocaminus, Used in the Winter as It Was Heated by the Sun Which Entered through the Windows [Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli] (Vedute di un Eliocamino per abitarvi l’Inverno, il quale era rescaldato dal Sole, che s’introduceva per le Finestre)

18th century
423 x 603 mm (16.7 x 23.7 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: First of three states
Series: from Views of Rome Drawn and Etched by Giambattista Piranesi, Venetian Architect (Vedute di Roma disegnate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Ve[nez]iano)
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807
Marks: Signed in plate on scroll, right: “Cav. Piranesi F.”
Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 130; Focillon 847; Hind 133; Wilton-Ely 266.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.180

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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.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)
  • seasons
  • villas - Related Term
  • winter

  • plate Dimensions: 423 x 603 mm (16.7 x 23.7 in.)

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