© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.312.90
People
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian (Mogliano Veneto, Italy 1720 - 1778 Rome, Italy)
Title
Remains of the Temple of the God Canopus at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli
Other Titles
Former Title: Hadrian's Villa: The Canopus
Series/Book Title: Vedute di Roma
Original Language Title: Avanzi Del Tempio del Dio Canopo nella Villa Adriana in Tivoli
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1768
Culture
Italian
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 45.4 x 58.5 cm (17 7/8 x 23 1/16 in.)
sheet: 54.2 × 79 cm (21 5/16 × 31 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: H. 90
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: Cavaliere Piranesi delin. e inc.
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: Avanzi del Tempio del Dio Canopo nella Villa Adriana in Tivoli / A. Nicchie e fontane che erano rinvestite di tartari. B. Volta ch' era ricoperta di mosaici bianci, / e di altri colori. Le parieti C.erano rinvestite di lastre di marmo. Il didietro di questo tempio / è circondato di conserve d' acqua e di natazioni. Da tali contrasegni crederi ch' egli dovesse / appartenere al Dio Nettuno piu che ad altra Deità. D. Due gran macigni caduti dalla volta.
Provenance
Thomas Palmer, Esq., Boston, gift; to Harvard University, 1772, transferred; to Harvard Art Museums, 2008
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i(?)/iv
Standard Reference Number
Hind 90; Wilton-Ely 223
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
2008.312.90
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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