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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)WFD/PRINT/20
TitleTitle page of Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Datemid-late 18th century
Extent1 outsize item
DescriptionTitle page with etching for the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, originally published in 1753 and again in 1780.

Full title of work: 'Trophies of Octavian Augustus erected to commemorate the victory at Actium and the conquest of Egypt with various other ornaments carefully recovered from the most valuable fragments of ancient Roman buildings, useful to painters, sculptors and architects, drawn and etched by G. B. Piranesi, Venetian architect.'

The series on the trophies of Octavian Augustus was completed after extensive archaeological research by Piranesi to document the achievements of Roman antiquity. The series was aimed at painters, sculptors and architects, but the appeal proved to be much wider.
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CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/30Westfield College; 1882-1989; Higher Education Institution