Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Veduta degli avanzi del Foro Nerva. View of the ruins of the Forum of Nerva.

Veduta degli avanzi del Foro Nerva. View of the ruins of the Forum of Nerva. by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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The Convent of the Annunciate Virgin was constructed within the walls of the Forum of Nerva, one of whose principal entranceways, the Arch of the Pantani, can be seen at the far left. By the 18th century other entrances were partly hidden by the detritus of passing time which had raised the ground level. Piranesi has distorted the wall to show the full length of Via Tor de' Conti, as if viewed through a wide-angle lens.

Title
Veduta degli avanzi del Foro Nerva. View of the ruins of the Forum of Nerva.
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1750
Medium
etching
Dimensions
400 x 609 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/82
Other ID
013 Auburn Catalogue
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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