Print (Etching)

  • Title:

    A View of S.\t John of Lateran, at Rome &c.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas Bowles (Etcher)

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Painter)

    Robert Sayer (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1740-1760

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper

  • Techniques:

    Etched, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1969.0894.003


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1969.0894.003

Object Name

Print (Etching)

Title

A View of S.\t John of Lateran, at Rome &c.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Thomas Bowles (Etcher)
c. 1712-c.1753

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Painter)
1720-1778

Robert Sayer (Publisher)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1740-1760

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Legend, verso, upper right; T. Bowles sculp
2. Inscription; Legend, verso, upper left; Piranesi del.
3. Inscription; Legend, verso, lower center; London Printed for Rob\t Sayer Map & Print Seller opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.

Subjects

City view; Landscape

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper

Techniques

Etched, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

11.1 (H) , 18.3 (W) , 10 (Image H) , 16.5 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

28.2 (H) , 46.6 (W) , 10 (Image H) , 16.5 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Legend on verso: H: .8 in. (2.0 cm). W: 16.6 in. (42.1 cm).

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Place of Publication

London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

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