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Eight Capitals from Roman Buildings (Plate 15 of The Magnificence and Architecture of the Romans)

1761
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, pp. 84-85; Focillon 947

Dimensions

Sheet: 58 x 42 cm (22 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.) Platemark: 47 x 28 cm (18 1/2 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1972.337

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate upper left: In Basilica S. Ioannis / Lateranensis.
In plate upper right: In Basilica S. Maria in Cosmedin, / et in templo Divi Sabbae.
In plate left: Coroa, quae / adservatur in / cavo aedium / Farnesianarum
In plate right In vinea J. Lepri / prope aedem Di= / vae Agnetis extra / muros.
In plate left: In hortis Farnesianis
In plate lower right: In vinea J. Lepri
In plate lower center: Capitulum antea impositum in templo / Divi Laurentij extra muros.
In plate lower right: In vinea J. Lepri
Recto lower right margin in graphite pencil: H. p 84-85 / F. p946

Signed

In plate lower right: Piranesi F.

Markings

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

Provenance

Mrs. W. J. Moore, Lowell, Massachusette; her gift to the MFA April 12, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. J. Moore