Ruins of Nero’s Aqueduct - Prints & Drawings
Ruins of Nero’s Aqueduct
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Avanzi degl'Aquedotti Neroni (Ruins of Nero's Aqueduct)
Engraving on laid paper, c. 1775
Piranesi is known for his many copperplate engravings showing views of Rome, including picturesque Roman ruins. Nero had this aqueduct built to siphon water from the Aqua Claudia to feed his infamous Domus Aurea [Golden House].
Plate: 19.5" h. x 28" w.
Frame: 27.75" h. x 37.5" w.