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A Mere Shadow of the Royal Amphitheater (Plate 8 of Buildings of the Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans

mid 18th century
Giovanni Francesco Costa (Italian, 1711–1772)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mason 8, ii/ii; Mauroner 4

Dimensions

Sheet: 27 x 20.4 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.) Platemark: 17 x 11.6 cm (6 11/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1981.6

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Etched in the plate, bottom margin, "Di regio Anfiteatro appena un' ombra. / no. 6. N."

Markings

Verso, lower left-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

V. Winthrop Newman, New York, London (early 20th cent.); his gift to the MFA November 1, 1929

Credit Line

Gift of V. Winthrop Newman