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Inscription

lower right in plate: PIRANESI / INVI . INCI; lower left in plate: Presso l'autore a Strada Felice nel palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinita de' monti. A paoli due e mezzo; lower right in plate: Piranesi inuento', incise in Roma; by later hands, lower right in graphite: H/2 / F/786 / Frontispiece IIeme volume

Provenance

Mark J. Millard, New York; purchased by NGA, 1985.

Exhibition History
2000
"Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century", Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2000, no. 422.
Bibliography
1918
Focillon, Henri. Giovanni-Battista Piranesi; essai de catalogue raisonne de son oeuvre. Paris: Librairie Renouard, Henri Laurens, 1918.
1922
Hind, Arthur M. Giovanni Battista Piranesi; a critical study with a list of his published works and detailed catalogues of the prisons and the views of Rome. London: Cotswold Gallery; New York: E. Weyhe, 1922.