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ID: 700001038Record Type: Movable Work
Il castel dell'acqua Marcia (etching (print); Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (etcher, 1720-1778); published 1751-1753; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 651056; accession number: 2004.PR.61**)
Note: Starting in the 1740s and continuing throughout his career, Giovanni Battista Piranesi produced large-format plates, issued individually or in sets, known as the Vedute di Roma. The etching, from the Vedute di Roma, shows the ruins of the Marcia aqueduct water tower; Later issued under a different title ("Veduta dell'avanzo del Castello ..."), it served as the first plate after the frontispiece in Trofei di Ottaviano Avgvsto innalzati per la vittoria ad Activm e conqvista dell'Egitto; Vertical fold in center. Publication: [1751-1753].
Titles:
Il castel dell'acqua Marcia (preferred,C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Ruins of the Marcia aqueduct water tower (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
etching (print) [300041365] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
prints (visual works) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 1751-1753

Creator Display:
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (etcher, 1720-1778) [preferred,GRISC]
printmaker Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (Italian draftsman, architect, and etcher, 1720-1778) [500114965]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 651056; accession number: 2004.PR.61**
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Display Materials: 1 print: etching
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
etching (printing process) [300053241]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)

Dimensions: plate mark 39.8 x 60.4 cm, on sheet 53 x 74 cm
General Subject:
architecture (preferred )
cityscape

Specific Subjects:
vedute [300015556]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by subject type>, topographical views) (AAT)
ruin [300008057]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by condition>) (AAT)
aqueducts [300006165]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, hydraulic structures, <hydraulic structures by function>, water distribution structures) (AAT)
Rome [7000874]
.....(Roma province (province), Lazio (region (administrative division)), Italy (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
antiquities (object genre) [300311592]
.....(Objects Facet, Object Genres (Hierarchy Name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by cultural or intellectual valuation>) (AAT)

Provenance: rumbl; Purchase.
Inscriptions: Il castel dell'acqua Marcia Piranesi architetto fec. Signed, lower right.; Date from: Robison. Dated 1753 by Hind.
State: i/vi
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Il castel dell'acqua Marcia........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 651056
Ruins of the Marcia aqueduct water tower........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
....................... Wilton-Ely, J. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the complete etchings no. 169
....................... Robison, A. "Dating Piranesi's early Vedute di Roma," in Bettagno, A., ed. Piranesi tra Venezia e l'Europa p. 11-33
....................... Hind, A. M. Giovanni Battista Piranesi no. 34
Note:
English ..... [GRISC,VP]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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