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Tomb of Caecilia Metella, from Views of Rome

A work made of etching on heavy ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on heavy ivory laid paper.


1762, published 1800–07


Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
published by Francesco (Italian, 1758-1810) and Pietro Piranesi (Italian, born 1758/9)

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi


Tomb of Caecilia Metella, from Views of Rome


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1762


Etching on heavy ivory laid paper


Image: 44.7 × 62.7 cm (17 5/8 × 24 11/16 in.); Plate: 45.5 × 63.5 cm (17 15/16 × 25 in.); Sheet: 54 × 74.3 cm (21 5/16 × 29 5/16 in.)

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Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

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