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Topic: veduta

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Veduta di Tutta la Basilica Vaticana (...) from: Il Nuovo Teatro delle Fabbriche, et Edificii, in Prospettiva di Rome Moderna (...)

Veduta di Tutta la Basilica Vaticana (...) from: Il Nuovo Teatro delle...

Bird's-eye view of Saint Peter's Basilica with the the square and arcade in front, portrayed at an angle. Bernini's arcade is depicted in its final stage (as opposed to plate 31.67.4(1). Numbers are added near... more

View of the side facade of the Palazzo Pamphili and its garden (Secondo prospetto per fianco del palazzo con diversa veduta del giardino del Bel respiro...Pamphilio)

View of the side facade of the Palazzo Pamphili and its garden (Second...

With a circumference of close to six miles, the Villa Doria Pamphilj is a good example of the expansive villa garden-parks of Baroque Italy surrounded by woods and meadows of the Roman campagna. Commissioned by... more

Altra Veduta della Fontana in Piazza Navona [Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi]. From 'La Fontane di Roma nelle Piazze e Luoghi Publici (...)'.

Altra Veduta della Fontana in Piazza Navona [Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi...

View of the Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona in Rome, designed by Bernini and erected in 1651. The fountain is characterized by the personifications of the four rivers Danube (Europe), Nile (Africa)... more

Veduta del Palazzo dal Piano del Giardino con le sue Fontane, from 'La Fontane di Roma nelle Piazze e Luoghi Publici (...)', part 4, 'Le Fontane del Giardino Estense in Tivoli' (plate 3)

Veduta del Palazzo dal Piano del Giardino con le sue Fontane, from 'La...

One of the most impressive villa and garden ensembles of the Italian Renaissance, the principal building of the Villa d'Este (1550–72) stands on the summit of the western slopes of the town of Tivoli, seventeen... more

Seven columns of the Temple of Juturna with Corinthian capitals . . . (Sette colonne con capitelli corinti spettanti al Tempio di Giuturna . . .)

Seven columns of the Temple of Juturna with Corinthian capitals . . . ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux . . . ( Avanzo del Tempio di Castore e Polluce . . .)

Remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux . . . ( Avanzo del Tempio d...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Remains of the Temple of Cybele (Avanzi del Tempio di Cibele)

Remains of the Temple of Cybele (Avanzi del Tempio di Cibele)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Piazza Navona with S. Agnese on the Right

Piazza Navona with S. Agnese on the Right

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux . . . (Avanzo del Tempio di Castore e Polluce . . .)

Remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux . . . (Avanzo del Tempio di...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Altra V. del Tempio della Sibilla in Tivoli (Another view of the Temple of the Sibyl in Tivoli)

Altra V. del Tempio della Sibilla in Tivoli (Another view of the Templ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Pantheon exterior (Veduta del Pantheon d'Agrippa oggi Chiesa di S. Maria ad Martyres)

The Pantheon exterior (Veduta del Pantheon d'Agrippa oggi Chiesa di S....

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Two Men Holding Long Staffs (recto); Proof impression of part of an etching, and scribbles in the artist's hand (verso)

Two Men Holding Long Staffs (recto); Proof impression of part of an et...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

View of the palace of the illustrious Barberini family on the Quirinal Hill, designed by Cavaliere Bernini, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

View of the palace of the illustrious Barberini family on the Quirinal...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

View of the rear entrance of the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore, from Veduta di Roma (Roman Views)

View of the rear entrance of the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore, from V...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 7: 'Ancient altar on which sacrifices were performed in antiquity, surrounded by other ruins' (Ara antica sopra la quale si facevano anticamente i sagrifizi, con altre ruine all' intorno), from the series 'Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe' (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)

Plate 7: 'Ancient altar on which sacrifices were performed in antiquit...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 3: 'Ancient mausoleum erected for the ashes of a Roman emperor' (Mausoleo antico eretto per le ceneri d'un imperadore romano), from the series 'Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe' (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)

Plate 3: 'Ancient mausoleum erected for the ashes of a Roman emperor' ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 6: 'Ruins of an ancient tomb in front of ruins of an ancient aqueduct; above the arches of the latter is the channel which conveyed the water to Rome' (Ruine de sepolcro antico posto dinanzi ad altre ruine d'un Acquedotto pure antico; sopra gli archi del medesimo v'è il canale, per cui si conduceva l'acqua in Roma), from the series 'Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe' (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)

Plate 6: 'Ruins of an ancient tomb in front of ruins of an ancient aqu...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 10: 'The ancient Capitol ascended by approximately one hundred steps [...]' (Campidoglio antico a cui si ascendeva per circa cento gradini [...]), from the series 'Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe' (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)

Plate 10: 'The ancient Capitol ascended by approximately one hundred s...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 9: 'Colonnaded hall according to the custom of the ancient Romans, and niches adorned witn statues' (Sala all'uso degli antichi Romani con colonne, e nicchie ornate di statue), from the series 'Part one of architecture and perspectives: drawn and etched by Gio. Batt'a Piranesi, Venetian Architect: dedicated to Nicola Giobbe' (Prima parte di Architetture, e prospettive inventate, ed incise da Gio. Batt'a Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe)

Plate 9: 'Colonnaded hall according to the custom of the ancient Roman...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Vestibule of an ancient temple . . . (Vestibolo d'antico Tempio . . .)

Vestibule of an ancient temple . . . (Vestibolo d'antico Tempio . . .)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Vedute delle ville, e d'altri luoghi della Toscana

Vedute delle ville, e d'altri luoghi della Toscana

After drawings by Giuseppe Zocchi (Italian, Florence 1711–1767 Florence)

Veduta dell' arco di Costantino, e dell' anfiteatro Flavio detto il colosseo

Veduta dell' arco di Costantino, e dell' anfiteatro Flavio detto il co...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins with the Arch of Constantine in the foreground and the Flavian Amphitheater or Colosseum in the background, with numbered key. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.

Veduta de Campo Vaccino

Veduta de Campo Vaccino

Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins in the foreground of the Campo Vaccino, with the arch of Septimius Severus to the left and three columns on the right. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.

Veduta del tempio de Bacco

Veduta del tempio de Bacco

Print shows an exterior view of the Temple of Bacchus in Rome, Italy.

Plate 3: Inscriptions on Antiquities outside Rome with Index of Plates

Plate 3: Inscriptions on Antiquities outside Rome with Index of Plates

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 15: Forum of Augustus (Foro di Augusto)

Plate 15: Forum of Augustus (Foro di Augusto)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

View of St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza in the Vatican, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

View of St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza in the Vatican, from Vedute di...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 23: Amphitheater of Pola in Istria near the sea (Anfiteatro di Pola in Istria vicino al mare)

Plate 23: Amphitheater of Pola in Istria near the sea (Anfiteatro di P...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 10: Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter Stator (Jupiter the Supporter). 1. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. 2. Temple of Peace. (Vestigi del Tempio di Giove Statore. 1. Tempio d'Antonino e Faustina. 2. Tempio della Pace.)

Plate 10: Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter Stator (Jupiter the Supporter...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 12: Flavian Amphitheater, called the Colosseum. 1. Arch of Constantine. 2. Palatine Hill. (Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo in Roma. 1. Arco di Costantino. 2. Monte Palatino.)

Plate 12: Flavian Amphitheater, called the Colosseum. 1. Arch of Const...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 8: Arch of Drusus at the Porta S. Sebastiano in Rome (Arco di Druso alla Porta di Sebastiano in Roma)

Plate 8: Arch of Drusus at the Porta S. Sebastiano in Rome (Arco di Dr...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 22: Rear View of the Temple of Pola in Istria. 1. Rear View of another temple. (Rovescio del Tempio di Pola di Istria. 1. Rovescio di un Altro Tempio.)

Plate 22: Rear View of the Temple of Pola in Istria. 1. Rear View of a...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Title page: Roman Antiquity of the Time of the Republic and the First Emperors (Antichità Romane de' Tempi della Repubblica, e de' primi Imperatori).

Title page: Roman Antiquity of the Time of the Republic and the First ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 21: Temple of Pola in Istria (Tempio di Pola in Istria)

Plate 21: Temple of Pola in Istria (Tempio di Pola in Istria)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 17: The Arch of Rimini built by Augustus (Arco di Rimino fabbricato da Augusto)

Plate 17: The Arch of Rimini built by Augustus (Arco di Rimino fabbric...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

View showing the remains of a large enclosure of columns..., from Différentes vues de quelques Restes de trois grands Edifices qui subsistent encore dans le milieu de l'ancienne Ville de Pesto autrement Posidonia qui est située dans la Lucanie (Different views of some of the remains of three great edifces that still exist at teh center of the ancient city of Pesto, or Posidonia [Paestum], which is siutated in Lucania)

View showing the remains of a large enclosure of columns..., from Diff...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 18: The Tomb of the Scipios (Sepolcro della famiglia de' Scipioni)

Plate 18: The Tomb of the Scipios (Sepolcro della famiglia de' Scipion...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 20: Tomb of Caecilia Metella called the Capo di Bove (Ox Head) (Sepolcro di Metela detto Capo di Bove)

Plate 20: Tomb of Caecilia Metella called the Capo di Bove (Ox Head) (...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 11: Temple of Janus (Tempio di Giano) from the series 'Antichita Romana'

Plate 11: Temple of Janus (Tempio di Giano) from the series 'Antichita...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Arch of Galienus. 1. Façade od the Church of S. Vito (Arco di Galieno. 1. Facciata della Chiesa di S. Vito)

Arch of Galienus. 1. Façade od the Church of S. Vito (Arco di Galieno....

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Interior view of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

Interior view of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, from Vedute di R...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 16: The Bridge at Rimini built by the Emperors Augustus and Tiberius (Ponte di Rimino fabbricato da Augusto e da Tiberio Imperatori), from Antichità Romane fuori di Roma

Plate 16: The Bridge at Rimini built by the Emperors Augustus and Tibe...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

View of St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza in the Vatican, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

View of St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza in the Vatican, from Vedute di...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 28: Arch of Trajan in Ancona (Arco di Trajano in Ancona)

Plate 28: Arch of Trajan in Ancona (Arco di Trajano in Ancona)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Triumphal Arch, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

The Triumphal Arch, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Frontispiece (Title page)

Frontispiece (Title page)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Frontispiece, with Statue of Minerva

Frontispiece, with Statue of Minerva

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Interior view of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

Interior view of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, from Vedute di R...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 19: Part of the ancient Appian Way about three miles outside Porta S. Sebastiano, from Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali ed altri monumenti inalzati da Romani parte de quali se veggono in Roma e parte per l'Italia (Some Views of Triumphal Arches and other monuments erected by the Romans, some of which are in Rome and some elsewhere in Italy)

Plate 19: Part of the ancient Appian Way about three miles outside Por...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 9: Arch of Constantine in Rome (Arco di Costantino in Roma)

Plate 9: Arch of Constantine in Rome (Arco di Costantino in Roma)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Dedication to Giovanni Bottari (Dédicace à Bottari)

Dedication to Giovanni Bottari (Dédicace à Bottari)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 1: Part of the Forum of Nerva (Parte del Foro di Nerva)

Plate 1: Part of the Forum of Nerva (Parte del Foro di Nerva)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Frontispiece, with Statue of Minerva

Frontispiece, with Statue of Minerva

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Tomb of Nero, from the Grotteschi (Grotesques)

The Tomb of Nero, from the Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 26: Temple of Clitumnus between Foligno and Spoleto . . . (Tempio di Clitumno tra Fuligno e Spoletti . . .)

Plate 26: Temple of Clitumnus between Foligno and Spoleto . . . (Tempi...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Frontispiece to Part Two. Roman Antiquities outside Rome drawn and etched by Giambat'ta Piranesi, Venetian Architect Part Two (ANTCHITÀ ROMANE FUORI DI ROMA DISEGNATE ED INCISE DA GIAMBAT'TA PIRANESI, ARCHITETTO VENEZIANO, PARTE SECONDA)

Frontispiece to Part Two. Roman Antiquities outside Rome drawn and etc...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Skeletons, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

The Skeletons, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Piranesi made his series of print the Grotteschi when he returned to Rome after a stay in Venice, where he is said to have worked briefly with Tiepolo. The four etchings reflect encounter with the remarkable pr... more

Plate 7: Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Jupiter the Thunderer). 1. Temple of Concord. (Tempio di Giove Tonans. 1. Tempio della Concordia.)

Plate 7: Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Jupiter the Thunderer). 1. Temple o...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

View of the exterior of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, from Vedute di Roma (Roman Views)

View of the exterior of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, from Vedu...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 14: Senatorial Bridge, today called the Ponte Rotto (Broken Bridge). 1. Temple of Vesta. 2. Temple of Fortuna Virilis. 3. Part of the ancient Palatine. (Ponte Senatorio oggi detto Ponte rotto)

Plate 14: Senatorial Bridge, today called the Ponte Rotto (Broken Brid...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 27: Tomb of the three Curiatii brothers in Albano (Sepolcro delle tre fratelli Curiati in Albano)

Plate 27: Tomb of the three Curiatii brothers in Albano (Sepolcro dell...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Frontispiece, with Statue of Minerva

Frontispiece, with Statue of Minerva

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Beginning "Iscrizione nei lati del Ponte di Rimino" ("Inscription on the side of the Rimini Bridge") and followed by an index of plates in the volume.

Beginning "Iscrizione nei lati del Ponte di Rimino" ("Inscription on t...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 13: Arch of Settimius Severus 1. Temple of Concord. 2. Ascent to the Capitoline Hill (Arco di Settimio Severo. 1. Tempio della Concordia. 2. Salita di Campidoglio.)

Plate 13: Arch of Settimius Severus 1. Temple of Concord. 2. Ascent to...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 6: 1. Arch of Titus. 2. Villa Farnese. 3. Columns of the Temple of Jupiter Stator (the Supporter). 4. Arch of Septimus Severus. 5. Temple of Peace. (1. Arco di Tito in Roma. 2. Villa Farnese. 2. Colon.e. del Tem.o di G.ve St.re. 4. Ar.co di Set.o . . . )

Plate 6: 1. Arch of Titus. 2. Villa Farnese. 3. Columns of the Temple ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Monumental Tablet, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

The Monumental Tablet, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Plate 25: Amphitheater of Verona (Anfiteatro di Verona)

Plate 25: Amphitheater of Verona (Anfiteatro di Verona)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Gothic Arch, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

The Gothic Arch, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Pier with a Lamp, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

The Pier with a Lamp, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Pier with Chains, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

The Pier with Chains, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Well, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

The Well, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Parte di ampio magnifico Porto all'uso degli antichi Romani, ove si scuopre l'interno della gran Piazza pel Comercio... (Part of a spacious and magnificent Harbor for the use of the ancient Romans opening onto a large market square...), from Opere Varie di Archiettura, prospettive, grotteschi, antichità; inventate, ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano (Various Works of Architecture, perspectives, grotesques, and antiquities; designed and etched by Giambattista Piranesi, Venetian Architect)

Parte di ampio magnifico Porto all'uso degli antichi Romani, ove si sc...

In the dedication to his first publication, the Prima parte di architettura e di prospettiva of 1743, a series of imaginary views, Piranesi wrote that his observations of the vast remaining piles of marble and ... more

The Smoking Fire, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

The Smoking Fire, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Sawhorse, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

The Sawhorse, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

The Round Tower, from 'Carceri d'invenzione' (Imaginary Prisons)

The Round Tower, from 'Carceri d'invenzione' (Imaginary Prisons)

A native of Venice, Piranesi went to Rome at age twenty and where he remained for the remainder of his life. Rome was the inspiration for and subject of most of his etchings that number over a thousand. Piranes... more