Chimneypiece, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1761 - 1769

Chimneypiece, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1761 - 1769

marble (rock), h 133cm × w 193cm × w 524kg. More details

This chimneypiece was designed and made by the renowned Italian architect Piranesi, who incorporated in it fragments of ancient Roman sculpture. Piranesi here applied his archaeological interest in Classical antiquity to an innovative design in a Neoclassical style. The Amsterdam banker John Hope bought the chimneypiece from Piranesi in Rome.

On display in room 1.9-02

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