Requires Photography

Frontispiece to the Views of Rome (A Fantasy of Ruins with a Statue of Minerva)(Plate 69 of the Views of Rome)

about 1748
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 002, v/vii; Focillon 786; Robison 2(E)(of G); Ficacci 873

Dimensions

Sheet: 55.3 x 82.4 cm (21 3/4 x 32 7/16 in.) Platemark: 50.4 x 64.1 cm (19 13/16 x 25 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

M25545

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

Alfred Greenough, Boston (c.1843-1884); by bequest to his uncle, Charles Henry Parker (1816-1908); his bequest to the MFA January 1, 1913 (Transferred from library)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection