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This and 2 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Book, Frontispiece, with Dedication to Robert Adam, in Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma.

Object Timeline

1956

  • We acquired this object.

2022

  • You found it!

Bound Print, Washbasin, page from Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, 1762

This is a bound print. It was created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and published by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It is dated 1762 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is etching with engraving on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Book (overall): 58.1 x 43.5 cm (22 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.) Sheet: 57 x 42 cm (22 7/16 x 16 9/16 in.) Platemark: 19.8 x 29.8 cm (7 13/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower rigth: Piranesi F.

It is inscribed

Inscribed below image: Labrum aegyptiacum porphyreticum, repertum inter rudera thermarum M. Agrippae, nune urna / Sepulchralis Cinerum S. M. Clementis XII. in Basilica Ioannis Lateranensis. Operculum / haud efformatum est, quod recens factum, cum Labrum pro urna usurpatum est.

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Washbasin, page from Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, 1762; Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching with engraving on cream paper; Book (overall): 58.1 x 43.5 cm (22 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.) Sheet: 57 x 42 cm (22 7/16 x 16 9/16 in.) Platemark: 19.8 x 29.8 cm (7 13/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1956-15-1-4

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