(CAT 79) -- Piranesi. Arch of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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(CAT 79) -- Piranesi. Arch of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Print Identification

CAT 79. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, artist and engraver. Arcus Marci Aurelÿ Imp ex ejus archetypis, efformatis antequam destrueretur ob ampliandum hippodromum. [Arch of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius . . .], plate XXXV [in The Campo Marzio of Ancient Rome, published in Rome in 1762, reprinted with the number “448” added near the roof of the building on the right in the Paris edition by Fermin Didot after 1810, numbering was retained after 1839 by the National Calographia Institute in Rome].

14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. FRAMED: possibly by Melville. COLL: Private. COMM: Wallace 1997 (“Metcalf’), pp. 4-11, fig. 1; Otter, “Melville, Poetry, Prints,” 220-23.


Photo by Robert Nicoll from David Metcalf’s collection.