Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Ponte magnifico con Logge, ed Archi eretto da un Imperatrore Romano ... (Magnificient bridge with loggias and arches erected by a Roman Emperor ...)

Ponte magnifico con Logge, ed Archi eretto da un Imperatrore Romano ... (Magnificient bridge with loggias and arches erected by a Roman Emperor ...) by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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In this etching Piranesi imagines a grand, extended loggia running beside the river, standing on a line of huge piers. In the central arch he places an equestrian statue of the Emperor which he draws attention to in the text below. Whereas text included in many of his prints document the architectural details relating to specific constructions, in this instance he imagines the scene as one that a Roman Emperor might have commissioned.

Title
Ponte magnifico con Logge, ed Archi eretto da un Imperatrore Romano ... (Magnificient bridge with loggias and arches erected by a Roman Emperor ...)
Artist/creator
Production date
1743
Medium
etching
Dimensions
389 x 546 mm
Inscription
Gio Batta Piranesi Arch inv ed inc Roma. Ponte magnifico con Logge, ed Archi cretto da un Imperatore Romano, .....
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/171
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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