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Object Name Vasi E Candelabri, Plate 69
Description Vasi E Candelabri, Engraving. Double plate. Marked plate 69. Left; Dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Walter S. Antqiue funeral base of marble. The little owl on the lid and the dogs climbing used as the handles allude to the subject of faithfullness and of vigilance. To be seen in the Villa Casali near S. Stephen Rotondo. Right; For Mr. Penn A. Curzon. Antique marble vase houses in the Villa of his Emmience Cardinal Albani outside the Salara Gate. The grapevine is knotted and adorned with various fruits and leaves and pine. A wolf, small himself, is going for a walk, perhaps the sculptor desired to represent him in the shade of a forest.
Date 1778
Accession number 79.02
Made Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Makers mark Cavalier Piranesi del. ed inc
Title Vasi E Candelabri, plate 69
Material Engraving; Paper with Bracciano Crest