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Allegory of Architecture

1797
Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823)


Dimensions

Sheet: 30.5 x 43.7 cm (12 x 17 3/16 in.) Platemark: 22.8 x 29.8 cm (9 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.553

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint, printed in reddish-brown ink

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Etched in the plate, on the stele, "RATIOCINATIO / ET FABRICA / AN. / MDCCXCVII."; etched in the plate, bottom center, "Felix Giani inv. et sculp"

Markings

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

Provenance

Hill-Stone, Inc., New York; from whom purchased September 25, 1991

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund