Publisher Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • The Theatre of Marcellus
Date 1757
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 15 7/8 × 21 1/2 inches (40.3 × 54.6 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/8 × 24 3/4 inches (44.1 × 62.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S866
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower right: Piranesi Architetto fec.
Inscriptions Titled in plate, lower center: TEATRO DI MARCELLO.
Inscribed, bottom left margin: Questo fu fabricato da Augusto, e dedicato a Marcello suo Nipote. | 1. Palazzo Orsini ristaurato da Baldassare da siena Architetto.
Bottom right margin: 2. Cupola di S. Maria in Campitelli. | Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinita de' monti A - d[ ] paoli e mezzo.
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. 6, p. 33 (ill.).