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The Egyptian Obelisk in the Piazza of St. John Lateran (Plate 12 of the Views of Rome)

1759
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 053, iii/v; Focillon 800; Robison 53(D)(of F); Ficacci 902

Dimensions

Sheet: 82.3 x 55.2 cm (32 3/8 x 21 3/4 in.) Platemark: 54.8 x 40.7 cm (21 9/16 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

M25488

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); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (not i n 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