Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Tempio di Clitumno tra Foligno e Spoletti ... (Temple of Clitumnus between Foligno and Spoleto ...)

Tempio di Clitumno tra Foligno e Spoletti ... (Temple of Clitumnus between Foligno and Spoleto ...) by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Like the other small views of Rome, Piranesi first etched this scene in 1748. The Temple dedicated to Clitumnus, a tributary of the river Tiber, is in fact an ancient tomb which was converted into a Christian church in the early Middle Ages. Its source is a picturesque, clear pool, which remains a popular site even today. The etching is a faithful record of the architectural structure, which still remains in relatively good condition.

Title
Tempio di Clitumno tra Foligno e Spoletti ... (Temple of Clitumnus between Foligno and Spoleto ...)
Artist/creator
Production date
1765
Medium
etching
Dimensions
418 x 539 mm
Inscription
Tempio Do Clitumno Tra Evligno E Spoletti Alle Piranesi (within image l.r.)
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/28
Other ID
048 Auburn Catalogue
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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