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The Colosseum

1748
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 76, no. 12; Focillon 53

Dimensions

Sheet: 36.5 x 51.6 cm (14 3/8 x 20 5/16 in.) Platemark: 13.3 x 27.3 cm (5 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.1210

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

By 1967, Charlotte Z. (b. 1924 - d. 2000) and Arthur E. (b. 1922 - d. 2012) Vershbow, Newton Centre, MA; 1967, year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vershbow to the MFA. (Accession date: January 10, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow