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Imaginary Sepulchral Chamber Designed According to the Fashion and Ancient Magnificence of the Roman Emperors… (Camera sepolcrale inventata e disegnata conforme al costume, e all’antica magnificenza degl’Imperatori Romani…)

ca. 1743
18th century
400 x 279 mm (15.7 x 11 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
Series: from Part One of Architecture and Perspectives… (Prima Parte di Architettura e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architteto Veneziano fra gli Arcadi Salcindio Tiseio)
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume; Focillon 18 is not included in the original (1743) edition of "Prima Parte…,” but is included as part of the Prima Parte group in Opera Opere Varie (1750) and later editions.
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F.”
Bibliography: Focillon 18; Hind (1922), p. 78 ff.; Wilton-Ely 20
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.25

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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)

  • plate Dimensions: 400 x 279 mm (15.7 x 11 in.)

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