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Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778 :Avanzi della Villa de Mecenate a Tivoli construita di travertini a opera incerta. A. Capitello, il sole rimaste intero. B. Avanzi d'intonico dipinto a minio. Piranesi sc. [1764]

Reference Number: C-091-018

View looking along the ruins of the 'Villa of Maecenas' at Tivoli, near Rome, built of Travertine marble. A traveller is standing at the base of the ruins in the foreground and there are other figures nearby and in the distance, all dwarfed by the ruins. (Focillon number 786).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Etchings, related to Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Tivoli, Dwellings - Italy and Italy - Antiquities.

Part of:
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778 :[Etchings from La prima parte di architteture e prospettive (1743), I grotteschi (ca 1747), Le vedute di Roma (1745-1778), I carceri (1760-1761)] / Giovanni Battista Piranesi inven. et incis. [Rome : G B Piranesi, m, Reference Number C-091-001/075 (25 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Etching, 460 x 670 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: Gaius Maecenas was a member of the ancient Etruscan aristocracy in Rome. A friend and benefactor of Horace and Vergil, he left his extensive property to Augustus.

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