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Frieze with Serpents and Bacchantes (a fragment of the entire plate of marble decorations from Hadrian's Villa)

1778
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 87 (1778); Focillon 677

Dimensions

Sheet: 40.7 x 16.7 cm (16 x 6 9/16 in.)(a fragment of the entire plate)

Accession Number

M22007

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

Francis Bullard, Boston (1862-1913); his gift to the MFA December 1, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Bullard