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Concerning the Fountainhead of the Acqua Giulia [sections, detail of construction and plan], from Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia situato in Roma presso S. Eusebio, e falsamente detto dell'Acqua Marcia colla dichiarazione di uno de celebri passi del commentario Frontinano e l'esposizione della maniera con cui gli antichi Romani distribuivano le acque per uso della città (Ruins of the Fountainhead of the Acqua Giulia in Rome, near S. Eusebio and incorrectly called the Fountainhead of the Acqua Marcia, with a discussion of one of the celebrated passages from the commentary by Frontinus and an explanation of the manner in which the ancient Romans distributed the water for the use of the city), tavola 16

Series/Portfolio:
Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia situato in Roma presso S. Eusebio, e falsamente detto dell'Acqua Marcia colla dichiarazione di uno de celebri passi del commentario Frontinano e l'esposizione della maniera con cui gli antichi Romani distribuivano le acque per uso della città
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1761
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) Plate: 14 x 9 7/16 in. (35.5 x 24 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.9(44)
Not on view
Inscription: At top center: DEL CASTELLO DELL'ACQVA GIVLIA
At top center: Tav. XVI.
At lower left: Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 417; Giesecke 117-18; Hind 85; Wilton-Ely I.603.550
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