The Tomb of Nero, Plate III from the series of Grotteschi

1747–49
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Focillon 022; Hind 26; Robison 23, second state

Dimensions

Platemark: 38.7 x 54.4 cm (15 1/4 x 21 7/16 in.) Sheet: 52.5 x 70.2 cm (20 11/16 x 27 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.775

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate UL (on tomb):... NERO...
In plate LL: Piranesi invento, ed incise
In plate LR: Ap.v Piranesi dirimpelto l'Accademia di Francia in Roma

Provenance

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; given by the firm, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.