Requires Photography

The Custom House in the Piazza di Pietra (Plate 26 of the Views of Rome)

The Hadrianeum

1753
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 032, iv/vi; Focillon 821; Ficacci 906

Dimensions

Sheet: 55.1 x 82.3 cm (21 11/16 x 32 3/8 in.) Platemark (main plate): 39.9 x 60.4 cm (15 11/16 x 23 3/4 in.) Platemark (inscription plate): 4.7 x 60.7 cm (1 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

M25502

Medium or Technique

Etching, printed from two plates, one with the image and one with the inscriptions

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Alfred Greenough, Boston (1844-1884); by bequest to his uncle, Charles Henry Parker, Boston (1816-1908); his bequest to the MFA 1909 (transferred from library; accession date January 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection