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Un camino e due tavoli da muro, di cui uno riprodotto illusivamente su un foglio (Design for a Chimneypiece and Two Consoles)
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi
    1720–1778
    born: Mogliano Veneto, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: present-day Italy
  • Un camino e due tavoli da muro, di cui uno riprodotto illusivamente su un foglio (Design for a Chimneypiece and Two Consoles), 1769
  • Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura Egizia, Etrusca, e Greca con un Ragionamento Apologetico in defesa dell'Architettura Egizia, e Toscana, opera del Cavaliere Giambattista (Diverse Ways of ornamenting chimneypieces and all other parts of houses taken from Egyptian, Etruscan, and Grecian architecture with an Apologia in defense of Egyptian and Tuscan architecture, the work of Cavaliere Giambattista Piranesi)
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 417 x 277 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 16 3/8 x 10 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 553 x 411 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 3/4 x 16 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Barbara and Robert Seaver given in honor of Jim and Virginia Seaver
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0183
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Etching divided into top and bottom sections. On the bottom is an ornate table with ram's heads at the top of the legs. Between the table legs is a paper with an image of another table, with faces around the top of the table. On the top is an image of a fireplace with intricate design; horizontal band of faces at the top of the fireplace, below two wall, candle sconces. There is smoke billowing in the fireplace.