San Antonio Museum or Art

Curator's Choice - Piranesis Rome: An 18th-Century View of the Ancient City

Gallery Talks


Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price: Free.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Italian (1720 – 1778)

Iscrizioni e Frammenti della Stanza sepolcrale vicina a quella di L. Arrunzio, ca. 1756-1784
From Le Antichita romane, vol. II, pl. 18

etching and engraving on paper
h. 25 13/16 in. (65.5 cm); w. 26 11/16 in. (67.8 cm)
San Antonio Museum of Art, Bequest of Robert D. Harper, 2013.8

Photography by Peggy Tenison

Jessica Powers, Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World, presents a newly acquired print from celebrated architect and printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi''s Antichità romane, and explores its connections to SAMA''s Roman collection.