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Interior of the tomb of L Arruntius, after Giovanni Battista Piranesi; with various scenes on the ceiling, and figures standing amid the Roman ruins
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, on two sheets overlaid
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Height: 414 millimetres
Width: 614 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Purchased with an attribution to Giovanni Paolo Pannini. In fact copied from Volume II, plate X of Piranesi's 'Le Antichità Romane', 1756 (J. Wilton-Ely, 'Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the complete etchings', San Francisco, 1994, I, no. 367). Hylton Thomas initially believed that this was a autograph study for the print, but in a correction on p. 10 of his monograph he stated that he accepted that it is a copy.
Lit.: H. Thomas, 'The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi', London, 1954, pp. 10, 20, and under no. 32.
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased through the sale of duplicates from the Malcolm collection and recorded as Malcolm Addition 173.
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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