Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Italian (1720 - 1778) Primary
Alcune Veduta di Archi TriomfaliMid-18th century - late 18th century
5 1/8 in. x 10 5/16 in. (13 cm x 26.2 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2008.1.1
Other Number(s): TN.10.DUP (Incorrect Accession No.)
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
This object has the following keywords:
- etchings - Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
- Italian - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of Italy, or in general to cultures that have occupied the boot-shaped Italian peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.
- triumphal arches - Monumental structures containing at least one arched passageway and erected to honor an important person or to commemorate a significant event, particularly a victory in war. The basic form consisted of two piers connected by an arch, over which was placed a superstructure that served as a base for statues and bore commemorative inscriptions. Triumphal arches generally spanned a roadway used for triumphal processions. They are associated with ancient Roman architecture, however, they possibly developed elsewhere or from the Porta Triumphalis, which was a gate in Rome through which the victorious Roman army had to pass before entering the sacred city territory of Rome. "Arco onorario destinato a commemorare una vittoria militare. Nelle basiliche cristiane indica l'arco che divide la navata dal transetto o dal presbiterio."
- Plate Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 10 5/16 in. (13 x 26.2 cm)
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