Giovanni Battista Piranesi, “Piazza di Monte Cavallo,” c. 1748.
Etching on copper retouched with Burin, 15 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches (recto).
Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome. VIC 1400/708.
The Drawing Center
April 22–June 24, 2011
This landmark exhibition, co-organized with the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (ING) in Rome, of the Ministerio per I Beni e le Attività Culturali, Italy, is comprised of fifty-nine rarely-exhibited engraved metal printing plates dating from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century, culled exclusively from the collections of one of the world’s most important museums devoted to the Graphic Arts. The exhibition is co-curated by ING curators Ginevra Mariani and Antonella Renzitti, and Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center.
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