Example 34: Architectural fantasy drawing

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • prints and drawings • European art
*Work Type [link]: • drawing
*Title: An Ancient Port
*Creator Display: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
*Role [link]: draftsman [link]: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
*Creation Date: before 1750 [controlled]: • Earliest: 1740 • Latest: 1750
*Subject [links]: • architecture • architectural fantasy • port • Roman architecture
Culture [link]: Italian
*Current Location [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States) • ID: 88.GB.18
*Measurements: 38.5 x 52.8 cm (15 1/8 x 20 3/4 inches)
[controlled] Value: 38.5 Unit: cm Type: height | • Value: 52.8 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: red chalk and black chalk and brown and reddish wash; squared in black chalk
Material [links]: • red chalk • black chalk • wash Technique [links]: • squaring
Description: Piranesi first drew the main outlines in chalk, then liberally added brown and red wash for shading and some of the details. The drawing has been squared for transfer.
Related Work:
Relationship Type [controlled]: study for
[link to Work Record]: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778); etching: Part of a Large Magnificent Port; published 1750

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