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A marble vase. Etching by G.B. Piranesi, ca. 1770.

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778.
Date
[between 1768 and 1778]

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Description

The body of the vase is decorated with relief sculptures of theatrical masks against a trellis of ivy

Publication/Creation

[Rome] : [publisher not identified], [between 1768 and 1778]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 39 x 26 cm

Lettering

Al sig. cavaliere Enrico Blundell amatore delle belle arti In atto di ossequio il Cavalier Gio. Batt.a Piranesi D.D.D. Vaso antico di marmo vagamente ornato con fusti d'edera intrecciati e varj ucelli scherzanti. All' intorno vi sono otto diverse maschere sceniche, ed altri ornamenti. Si vede nel museo del cavalier Piranesi. Cavalier Piranesi delin. ed inc.

Publications note

John Ingamells, A dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800 compiled from the Brinsley Ford archive, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 101-102

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 756723i

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Language

  • Italian


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