The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf



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

To Signor Cavalier Giovanni Cuthbert lover of the fine arts.
In deed of respect the Cavalier Gio. Batt(ist)a Piranesi D. D. D.
Ancient marble vase of great size, which is particular for the elegance of its handles, which form all the main ornament of it, and can be seen in the courtyard of the Monastery of S. Cecilia in Trastevere.
Cavalier Piranesi del ed inc.


17 February 1783
King Gustav III appoints Francesco Piranesi as an art agent. [28 March 1783 and 4 April 1783 are also on record as having been the date of Francesco's appointment as art agent to the Swedish king.]


17 February 1812   Monday

Morning thick clouds, winds NEerly. Therm. 32 rose but little. Employed principa12:16 PM 2/16/2023lly in reading Clark's[?] Travels in Russia etc., an interesting work. John Bouchen[?] came this evening.


17 February 2016

House for Otto 7


House for Otto 6


17 February 2019

Mary Boone's 180 hours of community service   hour 1


Mary Boone's 180 hours of community service   hour 4


17 February 2021





17 February 2023   Friday

Ichnographia Campus Martius   Tab VII   second state

Raccolta de' tempj antichi   Parti I

View of the entrance and peristyle of the Temple of Vesta called volgarm. of the Sibyl in Tivoli
A Modern repair in the recess of the door steps; made by order of Our Lord Pope Pius VI. B Cyma of the base interrupted by steps of the court, or stairway, which ascended to the level of the peristyle. C Recessed Lithostratus, or marble floor. D Strada di Quintiliolo, which leads to the Cascatelle. And Monte Catillo. F Ancient constructions, which invest the Mount
Fr. Piranesi drew and engraved       1780




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