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Inscription

lower left in plate: Avanzi della Villa di Mecenaten/ a Tivoli, costruita di travertini / a opera incerta / ...Piranesi fe.; by later hand, lower left in brown ink: 30.I.; by later hand, lower right in graphite: M 65

Provenance

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

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.