The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf



9 February 1778   Monday
Vases, Candelabra, Grave Stones, Sarcophagi. Tripods, Lamps and Ancient Ornaments   volume I

Ancient marble vase adorned with very fine carvings and arabesques. It can be seen in England at the house of Signor Egidio Earle, an English knight and lover of the fine arts.
To Mr. Watkin William Wynne English Knight lover of the fine arts
In deed of respect the Knight Gio. Batt(ist)a Piranesi D. D. D.


9 February 1812   Sunday

Wind blew hard from W to NW all night. Morning broken clouds. Therm, 35. Ground slightly frozen. My knee not so well as before I went to general[?] meeting, wherefore I remained at home; SL and my daughter report that the roads are very deep and heavy. The sky became clear about 1 PM. Therm. rose to 35. A brilliant evening. Therm. at 8, 35.


9 February 2007
Anyone support tearing it down?
I found out yesterday that, on 17 August 1824, the man who "founded the nation's first public museum" visited and sketched "Miers Fisher's House." I doubt the "rambling" 83 year old suspected that one day in the far off future that the first virtual museum of architecture online would eventually emanate from the same place.
But I'm still looking for the drawing of "The Seat of Miers Fisher" exhibited by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1812. Wonder what gave him such a capitol idea.


9 February 2019

Virtual Painting 502


9 February 2023   Thursday


Internal view of the Colesseum
A. Third order arches where the view is taken from.
Franc. Piranesi drawing, and engraved.       1778?




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