Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Title page (first edition), vignette: Fragment of a shield spearated from the Trophies of Octavian Augustus, now in the courtyard of the Mendicant Fathers at Torre de'Conti, from Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto innalzati per la vittoria ad Actium e conquista dell'Egitto con vari altri ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi da Cavalier Go. Batta. Piranesi (Trophies of Octavian Augustus erected to commemorate the victory at Actium and the conquest of Egypt with various other ornament drawn and etched by Cavalieri Gio. Batta. Piranesi)

Series/Portfolio:
Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto innalzati per la Vittoria ad Actium e conquista dell'Egitto con vari altri ornamenti diligentemente ricavati dagli avanzi più preziosi delle fabbriche antiche di Roma, utili a pittori, scultori, ed architetti, disegnati ed incisi da Giambattista Piranesi, Architetto Veneziano.
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
printed ca. 1780
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) Plate: 5 5/16 x 10 5/8 in. (13.5 x 27 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.8(83)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right: Tav. XVIII
At lower left: Piranesi Architetto fec.
At bottom center: Frammento di uno Scudo caduto da Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto: ora esistene nel Cortile delle Mendicanti a Torre de'Conti

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 134; Giesecke 114; Hind 75-76; Wilton-Ely I.315.269
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