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Portrait Statue for the tomb of Giambattista Piranesi, from Classical Statues in Rome

Series/Portfolio:
Classical Statues in Rome
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Artist:
After Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Artist:
Sculpted by Giuseppe Angelini (Italian, 1735–1811)
Sitter:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1790
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 20 1/16 x 12 7/8 in. (51 x 32.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.18(37)
Not on view
Inscription: At top center: Statua sepolcrale del Cav: Giambatista Piranesi scolpita dall'Angelini e collocata da figli nel centafio del padre in Santa / Maria in Aventino di rimpetto al gran candelabro che si era destinato egli stesso per decorazione del suo monumento
At lower left: Tom. Piroli delin
At lower right: Cav. Franc. Piranesi inc. 1790
At bottom center: Iscrizione Lapidaria che si legge nel piedestallo della sudetta Statua la di cui altezza è di palmi Romani 9
At lower left: ANGELICA VXOR / VIRO CARISSIMO / FRANCISCVS ANGELVS PETRVS / FILI QVI ET HEREDES / PARENTI OPTIME MERITO / FAC. CVR.
At lower right: CINERIBVS ET MEMORIAE / IAN BAPTISTAE PIRANESI / DOMO VENETIIS / SCALPTORIS LINEARIS AERE CAELANDO / PLASTAE SIGILLARI ARCHITECTI / QVEM / CLEMENS XII PONT MAX / OB INGENI LAVDEM ET OPERVM EXCELLENTIAM / EQVESTRI DIGNITATE EXORNAVIT / PIVS VIXIT ANNOS LVIII / DECESSIT V ID NOVEMB / ANNO M DCC LXVIII / ET SCRIPTIS ET INVENTIS ET AVSIS / CLAVS APVD AEQVALES / VTILIS POSTERITATI
At lower right: LOCO DATO / AB IAN BAPT REZZONICO / CARD MAG PRIOR VRBIS / ORD HIEROSOL / PATRONO INDVLGENTISS

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
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