The Cella of the Temple of Neptune (Plate XV of the Views of Paestum)

1778
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778), and Francesco Piranesi (Italian, 1758–1810)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p.87; Focillon 597[a]; Ficacci 866 (a proof impression before the inscription and the signature in the blank space at the bottom center)

Dimensions

Sheet: 51.2 x 74.9 cm (20 3/16 x 29 1/2 in.)(trimmed c. 8 mm inside the top platemark; with margins of 33 mm at the left, 29 mm at the right, and 21 mm at the bottom)

Accession Number

09.648

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, left center and right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Charles Henry Parker, Boston (1816-1908); his bequest to the MFA 1909 (transferred from Library Book 11545; accessioned March 20, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest from Charles Henry Parker