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Tomb of Caecilia Metella

“Sepolcro di Metella detto Capo di Bove”

Atmospheric impression of the tomb of Caecilia Metella in Rome. It was built by her husband Marcus Licinius Crassus in the 1st century BC.

Copper engraving (first edition 1748), here c.1765, from "Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali.." by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), signature: Piranesi (fecit.), upper left: Tav. 22

Sheet size: 30,5 x 46 cm ; Print size: 13,7 x 27 cm

Strong and nuanced print on heavy paper, wide margins, very good condition.

Lit.: Arthur Hind, Reprint 1968, Piranesi: p. 76. Wilton Ely: Piranesi 124. Taschen 95. Focillon 62


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