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Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I (Vases, candelabra, grave stones, sarcophagi, tripods, lamps, and ornaments designed and etched by Cavalieri Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

Series/Portfolio:
Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
1778–80
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Overall: 22 1/16 x 16 3/4 x 1 15/16 in. (56 x 42.5 x 5 cm)
Classifications:
Albums, Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.12
Not on view
The plates that comprise the Vasi, candelabri cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi were originally issued as individual etchings. In 1778, the 110 plates were first gathered together in two volumes. Due to the fact that the plates were not initialy numbered, the sequence of the volumes differs from one copy to another.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York. "Vasemania: Neoclassical Form and Ornament in Europe, Selections From the Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 22, 2004–October 17, 2004.

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate. "Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808–1842," July 5, 2008–September 21, 2008.

Focillon 601-718; Giesecke 130; Hind 87; Wilton-Ely II.961
Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 2, pp. 33-34, ill.



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