Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • Hadrian's Villa: Remains of the So-Called Pretorio
Date 1774
Medium etching printed in black ink on heavy cream laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 17 7/8 × 25 1/8 inches (45.4 × 63.8 cm)
Sheet: 18 5/8 × 25 3/4 inches (47.3 × 65.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S867
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower left: Cavalier Piranesi F.
Marks Watermark: shield in left center of sheet
Inscriptions Inscribed in plate, lower center of image: Rovine di uno degti alloggiamen- | ti de' Soldati presso ad una delle | eminenti fabbriche de Adriano | nella sua Villa in Tivoli.
In pencil, lower right corner of sheet: 14
Upper left corner, verso: [partial numeric inscription]
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Piranesi's Views of Rome. Exh. cat., University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dearborn, 1986, no. 19, p. 59 (ill.).