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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

On the body of the vase, reliefs depicting vines (above) and (below) a wolf against a background of pines as if the sculptor had wished to show the wolf walking through the shadows of a forest

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 39 x 26 cm

Lettering

Vaso antico di marmo, che si vede nella villa dell'eminent.mo sig.r cardinale Albani fuori di Porta Salara. ... Cavalier Piranesi del. e inc.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 756985i

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Language

  • Italian


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