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Porta San Sebastiano, Rome: an ancient sepulchral chamber (columbarium). Etching by G.B. Piranesi, 1756.

  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778
Date:
1756
Reference:
2975176i
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Description

The print shows men at floor level gesticulating. Some of the ruins overhang the lettering, casting a trompe l'oeil shadow

Publication/Creation

1756

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 13 x 19.7 cm

Lettering

Stanza sepolcrale scoperta, e demolita con molte altre l' anno 1746 nella Vigna Casali a Porta S. Sebastiano. Le nicchie grandi delle facciate erano dipinte a grotteschi, finte pietre di stuccho.

Lettering note

Bears number: Fig. II

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2975176i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Italian


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