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View of the Customs House in Piazza di Pietra, Which Was Built within the Ruins of the Temple of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius in his Forum (Veduta della Dogana di Terra a Piazza di Pietra. Questo fu fabbricata sulle rovine del Tempio… [see full title])1753
449 x 609 mm (17.7 x 24 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.
- temples - Use for religious buildings dedicated to the service of a deity or deities, often housing a cult image; do not use for such Christian or Islamic religious buildings, prefer "churches" or "mosques." May also be used for Protestant places of worship in France and some French-speaking regions. [February 1995 scope note added.]
- plate Dimensions: 449 x 609 mm (17.7 x 24 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . View of the Customs House in Piazza di Pietra, Which Was Built within the Ruins of the Temple of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius in his Forum (Veduta della Dogana di Terra a Piazza di Pietra. Questo fu fabbricata sulle rovine del Tempio di M. Aurelio Antonino Pio nel suo Foro), 1753. 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). Engraving with title printed from separate plate on laid paper. Fourth of six states. plate : 449 x 609 mm (17.7 x 24 in.). DAC accession number 1973.D1.38.79. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953.
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