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Gianbattista Piranesi
Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome

Rovine dell’Anfiteatro detto di Domiziano nell’ Orto de’ Monaci de S. Paolo d’Albanoiranesi

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title to Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed Incise da Giovambatista (sic) Piranesi. Original etching, 1764.

Rovine dell’Anfiteatro detto di Domiziano
nell’ Orto de’ Monaci de S. Paolo d’Albano

Ruins of the so-called amphitheatre of Domitian in the garden of the monks of San Paolo at Albano
Pl.X Antichità d’Albano e Castel Gondolfo
Wilton-Ely 652
390 x 640 mm
Original etching, c1764.
The plate signed.
The usual central fold.

£1000

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The Antiquità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo
When Piranesi was at work on site at Albano, c1759, making his researches into the Emissarium, Clement XIII visited him and suggested a wider survey of the antiquities of the area, which he would sponsor; resulting in the Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo, which Piranesi published in 1764, with a double folio dedication page to the Pope
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Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title to Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed Incise da Giovambatista (sic) Piranesi. Original etching, 1764.

In the first century AD the emperor Domitian had built a sumptuous new terraced villa, which among its ancillary structures included a theatre. Its ruins lie largely around the papal grounds Castel Gandolfo and in Albano. The amphitheatre, not necessarily an adjunct of Domitian’s villa complex is situated above the present town of Albano beside the church of San Paolo..

Prints from Antiquità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo in this exhibition are: