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Gift; Thomas Gold Appleton; 1869
Dates supplied by cataloger from catalogue raisonné. Plates from this series originally created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in 1756. His son Francesco and his daughter Laura both worked with him and, after his death, maintained the original plates. The twenty-nine volumes in Boston Public Library’s Antonio Cardinal Tosti Collection were assembled and published in Paris from 1835-1837.
Wilton-Ely, John. "Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. Volume I." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994, San Francisco.
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Alternative title and translated title from the catalogue raisonné. The English translation is of the alternative title.
Wilton-Ely I: 321
Le Antichità Romane, Volume 1, plate 22, figure 2
Signature, lower right. Lettered with figure information, plate upper right: Fig. II. On same sheet as Wilton-Ely II: 320