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

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

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Description

Decorated with bulls' heads against a trellis of vines

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 39 x 26 cm

Lettering

Dedicato a sua eccellenza Milord Fortrose peritissimo in tutte le arti liberali in atto d'ossequio il cavaliere Gio. Batt.a Piranesi. Vaso antico di terra cotta, che si vede disegnato nella raccolta di Pirro Ligorio nella biblioteca Vaticana.

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, p. 373

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 756915i

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  • Italian

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