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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.312.29
People
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian (Mogliano Veneto, Italy 1720 - 1778 Rome, Italy)
Title
View of the Bridge and Castel Sant’ Angelo
Other Titles
Former Title: The Ponte and Castel S. Angelo
Series/Book Title: Vedute di Roma
Original Language Title: Veduta del Ponte e Castello Sant'Angelo
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1754
Culture
Italian
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 37.9 × 58.9 cm (14 15/16 × 23 3/16 in.)
sheet: 54 × 79 cm (21 1/4 × 31 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, graphite: H.29
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: Veduta del Ponte e Castello Sant' Angelo.
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: 1. Avanzi del Sepolcro di Adriano Imp.re Da questo furono levate da Constan- / tino Magno le Colonne dell Basilica di S. Apolo fuori delle mura. Nella cima / di esso era colocata la Pigna di metallo, dento la quale stavano riposte le ceneri / del medesimo da qué fu trasportata insieme coi Pavoni pur di me-
  • inscription: lower right, in plate: tallo nel Giardino di Belvedere nel Vaticano. Questo Sepolcro poi fu ridotto in for- / ma di Castello. 2. Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano. 3. Palazzo Pontificio. 4. Ospi- / tale di S. Spirito. 5. Teatro di Tordinona. 6. Espurgo delle immondezze della / Città. Prasso l'Autorne a Strada Felice nel palazzo Tomati vicino all Trinità de 'monti. A paoli due mezzo.
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: 6
  • inscription: lower right, in plate: Piranesi si Architetto fec.
  • inscription: upper right, in plate: 1
  • inscription: upper center, in plate: 3
  • inscription: upper left, in plate: 5
  • inscription: upper center, in plate: 2
  • inscription: upper left center, in plate: 4
Provenance
Thomas Palmer, Esq., Boston, gift; to Harvard University, 1772, transferred; to Harvard Art Museums, 2008
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
iii(?)/vii
Standard Reference Number
Hind 29; Focillon 793; Salamon D33; Wilton-Ely 156
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Permanent transfer from the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Gift of Thomas Palmer, Esq., of Boston, 1772
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.312.29
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Rome: Eternal City, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

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