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The Triumphal Arch

ca. 1745
18th century
388 x 542 mm (15.3 x 21.3 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Fairly good
Series: from Grotteschi
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; according to Robison, reworked
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left margin: “Piranesi inv, incise e vende…”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “25”
Marks: Watermark: Hind #7
Bibliography: Focillon 21; Hind, p. 80; Wilton-Ely 22 and p. 42 with remark: “Decorative capriccio. Architectural ruins in the foreground with medallions, a sphinx and palm tree to the left and a monumental archway in the background.”
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.27

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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: 388 x 542 mm (15.3 x 21.3 in.)

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