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The Theater of Marcellus. This Building Was Built by Augustus and Dedicated to His Nephew Marcellus (Teatro di Marcello. Questo fu fabricato da Augusto, e dedicato a Marcello suo Nipote)

1757
18th century
408 x 557 mm (16.1 x 21.9 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Fifth of seven 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; loose sheet, not bound in volume
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi Architetto fec.”
Bibliography: 1792 cat. no. 101; Focillon 818; Hind 33; Wilton-Ely 157.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.80

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This object has the following keywords:
  • 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)

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  • plate Dimensions: 408 x 557 mm (16.1 x 21.9 in.)

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