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Frontispiece: Fantasy of Ruins with a Statue of Minerva in the Center Foreground1748
498 x 633 mm (19.6 x 24.9 in.)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)
- 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)
- ruins - Use generally for remains of buildings or groups of buildings that have been destroyed or are in a state of great disrepair or decay.
- plate Dimensions: 498 x 633 mm (19.6 x 24.9 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . Frontispiece: Fantasy of Ruins with a Statue of Minerva in the Center Foreground., 1748. 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). Etching on laid paper. Fifth of seven states. plate : 498 x 633 mm (19.6 x 24.9 in.). DAC accession number 1973.D1.38.49. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953.
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