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Page 23. Della Introduzione. Vignette (tail-piece): Imaginary architectural composition with ground floor portico supported by pairsof Egyptian figures, from Osservazioni di Gio. Battista Piranesi sopra la lettere de M. Mariette aux auteurs de la Gazette Littéraire de l'Europe... (Observations of Giovanni Battista Piranesi on the Letter of M. Mariette to the authors of the Gazette Littéraire de l'Europe...)

Series/Portfolio:
Osservazioni di Gio. Battista Piranesi sopra la lettere de M. Mariette aux auteurs de la Gazette Littéraire de l'Europe, Inserita nel Supplemento dell'istessa Gazzetta stampata Dimanche 4 Novembre MDCCLIV. E Parere su l'Architettura, con una Prefazione ad un nuovo Trattato della introduzione e del progresso delle belle arti in Europa ne'tempi antichi
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1765
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) plate: 6 1/4 x 8 7/16 in. (15.8 x 21.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.7(53)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower right: Piranesi inv. ed inc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Hind 84-85; Focillon 973; Giesecke 117; Wilton-Ely II.875.805
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