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Inscription

lower center in plate: DIETA, o sia luogo, che da ingresso a diversi / grandiosi Cubicoli, e ad altre magnifiche Stanze, / esistente nella Villa Adriana, in oggi posseduta / dal Sig. Conte Fede. / Cav. Piranesi F.; by later hand, lower right in graphite: M 134

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.