The National Museum of Western Art

update 03 July 2017

Currently not on display

Francesco Piranesi [Roma, c. 1758/59 - Paris, 1810]

Giovanni Battista Piranesi [Venice, 1720 - Roma, 1778]

<Different Views of some of the remains of three great edifices..of the ancient city of Pesto>: (13) [A] [B] Interior view of the remains of one of the pronaoi of the Temple of Neptune...

Date1778
Materials/Techniquesetching and engraving on laid paper
Size (cm)49.5 x 67.0
InscriptionsSigned lower right, on the scroll: Cav. Piranesi F.
Standard ref.Focillon 595; Hind pp. 19, 87; Wilton-Ely 730
CategoryPrints
Collection NumberG.1998-0034
<Different Views of some of the remains of three great edifices..of the ancient city of Pesto>: (13) [A] [B] Interior view of the remains of one of the pronaoi of the Temple of Neptune...

Provenance

Purchased by the NMWA, 1998.

Exhibition History

2005
[Prints and Drawings Exhibition] Views of Rome: Piranesi's Vision, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 18 October 2005 - 11 December 2005, cat. no. 38

Bibliography

1911
Giesecke, Albert. Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Leipzig, Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1911 (Meister der Graphik, 6), p. 120.
1922
Hind, Arthur Mayger. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: A Critical Study with a List of His Published Works and Detailed Catalogue of the Prisons and the Views of Rome. London, 1922 (rep. ed. London, Holland, 1978), pp. 19, 87.
1967
Focillon, Henri. Giovanni-Battista Piranesi. Calvesi, Maurizio; Monferini, Augusta, eds. Guglielmi, Giuseppe, trans. Bologna, Alfa, 1967, p. 322-324.
1968
Pevsner, Nikolaus. "The Doric Revival". Studies in Art, Architecture and Design. vol.1, London, Thames & Hudson, 1968, pp. 197-211.
1972
McCarthy, Michael. Documents of the Greek revival in architecture. Burlington Magazine. Vol. 114, November 1972, pp. 760-768.
1975
Scott, Jonathan. Piranesi. London, Academy Editions, 1975, pp. 251-253, 318-319 (n. 29).
1978
Wilton-Ely, John. The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. London, Thames and Hudson, 1978, pp. 117-119.
1978
Wilton-Ely, John. Piranesi: catalogue (exh. cat.). London, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1978, pp. 123-124.
1978
Pane, Roberto. "Diffrentes vues de...Pesto". Piranesi: Incisioni, rami, legature, architetture (exh. cat.). Bettagno, Alessandro, ed. Fondazione Giorgio Cini Centro di cultura e civiltà Instituto di Storia dell'Arte, Venezia, Vicenza, Neri Pozza Editore, 1978, pp. 69-71.
1983
Cavicchi, Adriano; Zamboni, Silla. "Due taccuini inediti di Piranesi". Piranesi tra Venezia e l'Europa. Bettagno, Alessandro, ed. Venezia, 13 - 15 October 1978, Istituto di Storia dell'Arte della Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Florence, Olschki, 1983, pp. 177-216.
1986
Robison, Andrew. "Watermarks". Piranesi: Early Architectural Fantasies, a Catalogue Raisonné of the Etchings. Washington D. C., 1986, pp. 215-239.
2000
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 33 (April 1998-March 1999), 2000, List of New Acquisitions. pp. 45-46.

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