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Title

The Arch of Constantine

1771


Artist

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Italy

1720 - 1778


About

Piranesi trained in architectural drawing during his youth in Venice but it was the Eternal City that most inspired him. This print belongs to the series ‘Vedute di Roma’ that Piranesi worked on between the late 1740s and his death in 1778. Piranesi’s dramatic views were circulated throughout Europe and were widely collected by Grand Tourists. They became so famous that they came to symbolise Rome itself.


Details


Other Title

View of the Arch of Constantine


Date

1771


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

1/3


Dimensions

47.5 x 70.5 cm platemark


Credit

Purchased 1954


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9111


Artist information

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography