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A marble vase placed on a pedestal. Etching by G.B. Piranesi, ca. 1770.

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

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The fragments of the vase had been excavated by Gavin Hamilton at Hadrian's villa at Tivoli in 1771, were bought by Sir William Hamilton, restored by him and sold to his nephew, the 2nd Earl of Warwick, after which it was known as the "Warwick Vase": Ingamells, loc. cit.

Lettering

A sua eccellenza il sig cav Hamilton, ministro plenipotenziario della M.ta di Giorgio III re della Gran Bretagna presso all M.ta di Ferdinado IV re delle due Sicilie, amatore delle belle arti. Veduta di prospettiva di un antico vaso di marmo di gran mole, ritrovato l'anno 1770, nell'escavare, e dissecare il lago detto Pantanello ... L'iscrizione, che si legge nel suo moderno piedestallo parimente di marmo indica il personaggio, che si èpreso la cura di far ristaurare questo antico monumento. Cav. Piranesi f.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 72 x 47.5 cm

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. 455

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 757199i

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  • Italian


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