Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • Tomb of the Scipios outside Porta di San Sebastian
  • Veduta dell' avanzo del sepolcro de' Scipioni fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano...
  • Les antiquités de Rome et de l'Italie (Focillon) (series title)
Date 1756
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 15 5/8 × 20 5/8 inches (39.7 × 52.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 × 26 5/8 inches (50.8 × 67.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass
Accession Number 29.345
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamped, in black, verso: A. Castagnari (Lugt Suppl. 86a)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower right corner: Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.
Inscribed, upper right of image: Tom. II XXVIII
Inscribed, in plate, across lower margin: [three long lines of text]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower right corner: [illegible numeric notation]
A. Castagnari (Rome, Italy).
Lillian Henkel Haass;
1929-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. 23, p. 67 (ill.).