Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • The Temple of Vespasian
Date 1756
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 15 3/4 × 23 1/2 inches (40 × 59.7 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/4 × 25 5/8 inches (45.1 × 65.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S865
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Rome, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, titled in plate, lower center: Vedute del Tempio di Giove Tonante
Bottom left margin: [five lines of text]
Bottom right margin: [three lines of text]
Bottom right edge: Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice vicino alla Trinita de monti. A paoli due e mezzo.
Lower right corner: Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.
November 1886, Leavitt Sale.
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Piranesi's Views of Rome. Exh. cat., University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dearborn, 1986, no. 5, p. 31 (ill.).