Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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
Related Objects

Classical Statues in Rome

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: ca. 1770–1820 Medium: Etching Accession: 41.71.1.18 On view in:Not on view

Illumination of the Cross in St. Peter's

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: 1758–1810 Medium: Etching, hand colored with brown and gray wash and white gouache Accession: 67.761.2 On view in:Not on view

Convention entre la Republique Française et les États-Unis d'Amerique, signée à Mortefontaine le onze Vendemaire, An 9, 3 Octobre, 1800 [Convention between the French Republic and the United States]

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: ca. 1800 Medium: Hand colored etching and aquatint Accession: 83.2.2080 On view in:Not on view

Il Teatro d'Ercolano alla Maestra di Gustavus III. Rex di Svezia &c. Vmlia e Consangra

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: 1783 Medium: Books Accession: 1970.565.232 On view in:Not on view

Inscribed plaques of Gente Cornelia found in the Hypogeum of the Scipioni, from Monumenti degli Scipioni (Monuments of the Scipios), tavola 5

Artist: Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris) Date: 1785 Medium: Etching Accession: 41.71.1.5(6) On view in:Not on view