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Stucco Decorations from a Building near the Circus of Maxentius (Plate 20 of the Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcophagi, Tripodi...)

Stucco Decorations from a Building near the Circus of Caracalla

1768-1778
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 87, 1778; Focillon 618 bis; not in Ficacci

Dimensions

Sheet: 55.1 x 82.3 cm (21 11/16 x 32 3/8 in.) Platemark: 38.3 x 52.6 cm (15 1/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25614.20

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 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