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in later hand, lower left below image in graphite: Also before Piranesi name


John Ker, Duke of Roxburgh. H.H. Bishop, 1886. Philip Hofer. Lucien Goldschmidt, New York. Mark J. Millard, New York; gift to NGA, 1983.

Exhibition History

The Glory of Venice, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 396, 397, 485, no. 279 (repro. p. 397)(entry by Olimpia Theodoli).
Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2000, no. 419, repro.


Focillon, Henri. Giovanni-Battista Piranesi; essai de catalogue raisonne de son oeuvre. Paris: Librairie Renouard, Henri Laurens, 1918.
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.
Robison, Andrew. Piranesi Early Architectural Fantasies: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Etchings. Washington: National Gallery of Art; Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
The Glory of Venice. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Ca'Rezzonico, Venice; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1994-1995: no. 279.
Pollak et al. 2000, no. 82

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