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Senatus populusque Romanus / monumenta marmorea magistratuum / triumphorumque ab urbe condita ad / tempora divi Augusti ruderibus in foro / egestis eruta impensa Al ex(andri) Farnesii card(inalis) / Pauli III Pont(ificis) Max(imi) nepot(is) in Capitolio p(osita), from Piranesi's Lapides Capitolini (1762)

Accession Number
2007/2.117

Title
Senatus populusque Romanus / monumenta marmorea magistratuum / triumphorumque ab urbe condita ad / tempora divi Augusti ruderibus in foro / egestis eruta impensa Al ex(andri) Farnesii card(inalis) / Pauli III Pont(ificis) Max(imi) nepot(is) in Capitolio p(osita), from Piranesi's Lapides Capitolini (1762)

Artist(s)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Artist Nationality
Italian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1762

Medium & Support
engraving, printed in black ink on paper

Dimensions
23 1/4 in. x 50 in. ( 59.06 cm x 127 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection

Label copy
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Italy, 1720–1778
Senatus populusque romanus monumenta marmorea... (Marble monuments erected by the Senate and People of Rome...)
Double folio page from Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Lapides Capitolini
1762
Engraving
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection, 2007/2.117

Subject matter
Monuments erected in ancient Rome, and their inscriptions. Text reads: X.

Physical Description
Large double-folio print, with fold marks. Contains various monuments and their text from ancient Rome. Title plate beneath print indicates that the fragments were from ancient Rome and found in various ancient ruins, with the exception of fragment XLIX, currently (at time of print) in the collection of the Collegio Romano, a building then housing the Jesuits' Rome seminary.
Print is patched. Separate plate marks are visible between image and inscription. The image is patched from four segments, while the text below is patched from two segments. Paper bears no watermark. Folio fold marks are noted on copy in file. Large text portions read as follows:
Inscription 1 (in image plate, center): senatus populusque Romanus / monumenta marmorea magistratuum / triumphorumque ab urbe condita ad / tempora divi Augusti ruderibus in foro / egestis eruta impensa Al ex(andri) Farnesii card(inalis) / Pauli III Pont(ificis) Max(imi) nepot(is) in Capitolio p(osita)
Inscription 2 (in separate text plate attached at bottom): Lapides Capitolini / Sive Fastorum fragmenta, quos Verrius Flaccus, Caii et Lucii, Augusti Nepotum, praeceptor ase dispositos in inferiore fori parte conlocaverat, nunc primum edita prout cermuntur in Capitolio servata / nempe characteris et Lapidum forma, additis ad ornatum degantioribus aliquot veteribus sigillis, et anaglyplus / Fragmentum XLIX in Collegio Romano Patrum Societatis Jesu adservatum

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
inscriptions
monuments

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