Nationality

Italian

Artist Dates

1720-1778

Preview

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Date of Work

18th C.

Medium

Engraving

Signature

Lower center

Height

11 3/4"

Width

15 3/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_006_W

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Piranesi was fascinated by the remnants of antiquity still visible in his native Italy. His detailed views of ancient Roman ruins were especially popular among Northern European visitors, who included Rome as a stop on the “Grand Tour.” As his prints circulated throughout Europe, they helped promote the neoclassical style, influencing artists like the English painter Joseph Francis Nollekens.

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