Stones of the Capitoline in Rome - Prints & Drawings
Stones of the Capitoline in Rome
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Lapides Capitolini (Stones of the Capitoline)
Engraving on laid paper, c. 1762
Piranesi is known for his many copperplate engravings showing views of Rome, but this work, an unusually large plate on a fold-out folio, depicting various epigraphic stones and sculptural fragments, is much rarer for both its subject matter and size.
Plate: 22.75" h. x 48.6" w.
Frame: 35" h. x 60" w.