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Frontispiece: Fantasy of Ruins with a Statue of Minerva in the Center Foreground

1748
18th century
498 x 633 mm (19.6 x 24.9 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, issued by Francesco and Pietro Piranesi
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right margin: “Piranesi invento, incise in Roma”
Bibliography: Focillon 786; Hind 2; Wilton-Ely 135.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.49

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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)
  • 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.

Dimensions
  • plate Dimensions: 498 x 633 mm (19.6 x 24.9 in.)

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