|Title||Trofei Di Ottaviano Augusto Innalzati Per La Vittoria Ad Actium E Conquista Dell'Egitto Con Vari Altri Ornamenti Antichi Disegnati Ed Incisi Dal Cavalier Gio. Batta. Piranesi|
|Imprint||[Roma]: (Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinità de' Monti), [after 1767]|
|Physical Description||10 sheets carrying  pl. (incl. t.-pl.) (5 dble.); 538 mm. (Broadsheet). |
|Physical Description Note||The sheet carrying the title-plate carries also a second plate, numbered 'Tav. XVIII', the number which it had when printed in Piranesi's Le rovine del castello dell'Acqua Giulia, 1761.|
|Summary Note||This suite was originally issued (with a double letter-press title page) in 1753. The address printed on one of the plates indicates a state issued in 1761 or later. The present etched title-plate must have been made after 1767, when Piranesi first became able to describe himself as 'Cavaliere'.|
The work shows fragments of sculpture and the trophies which had been removed to the Campidoglio from the castello of the Acqua Giulia - which Piranesi describes elsewhere (Le Rovine Del Castello Dell'Acqua Giulia, 1761).
Piranesi's plates appear to have been the model for Robert Adam's panels of trophies in the ante-room of Syon House, London (1761-1765) - and engravings of these were in turn made for Adam by Piranesi.
|Responsibility Note||All plates except the title plate are signed as made, or drawn and engraved, by Piranesi.|
His imprint as publisher appears on one plate only.
|Subject||Trophies (monuments) - Antiquities, Roman - Sculpture, Roman - Nymphaea (architecture) - Italy - Rome - History|
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Public relations - Italy - Rome - History
Art history - Archaeology - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Armorial bindings - Great Britain - 18th century
|Name as Subject|| Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C. - 14 A.D.|
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720 - 1778
|References||Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 3 (1999), no. 2566; Giovanni Battista Piranesi: the complete etchings, ed. J. Wilson-Ely (1994), 269-278; J. Wilton-Ely, Piranesi [exhibition catalogue] (1978), 114; A.M. Hind, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1922 repr. 1978), 82-83; H. Focillon, Giovanni-Battista Piranesi (1918 repr. 1964), 133-143.|
On Piranesi and Adam see R. Stillman, The decorative work of Robert Adam (1966), p. 64, pl. 16, 17, and A.A. Tait, 'Reading the ruins: Robert Adam and Piranesi in Rome', in Architectural history, 27 (1984), p.524-33.
|Binding Note||18th-century mottled calf, upper cover gilt-stamped with royal arms of Britain and 'R.A.'; rebacked in 20th century, red and green morocco spine-labels lettered 'Cammini Antich Di Cora Candelabri', spine lettered 'R.A.' Bound with 3 others.|
|Provenance||Acquired by 1802. Recorded in Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).|
|Contributors|| Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720 - 1778, draughtsman, engraver||
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