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Avanzi di un Collegio di Silvano Aureliano a Centocelle fuori della Porta Maggiore (Ruins of the Collegio di Silvano Aureliano at Centocelle, around the Great Door)
  • 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
  • Avanzi di un Collegio di Silvano Aureliano a Centocelle fuori della Porta Maggiore (Ruins of the Collegio di Silvano Aureliano at Centocelle, around the Great Door), after 1756
  • Le Antichità Romane IV: ponti antichi, gli avanzi dei teatri, dei portrici e di altri monumenti di roma (Roman Antiquities Vol. IV: ancient bridges, theater ruins, gateways, and other monuments of Rome)
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching, engraving
  • Paper Type: ivory wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 454 x 283 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 7/8 x 11 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 555 x 401 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 7/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0224
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

top third, two blocks of text set into trompe l'oeuil archictural relief frames, with brick masonry below, and trompe l'oeuil print on curling paper tacked to wall. The print depicts the ruins of a stone gate over a road in a mostly empty landscape wtih low mountains. Large block of text below.