Piranesi Print

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A print of Avanzi della Villa di Mecenate (1763) from an engraving by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

Willa Cather purchased several Piranesi prints for the home she and Edith Lewis shared at 5 Bank Street in Greenwich Village. Lewis wrote in Willa Cather Living: A Personal Record that Cather "discovered some fine Piranesis at a little print shop which was selling out its wares—she was very much pleased by this find, I remember, and considered them a great treasure." Cather alludes to another Piranesi image, also in our collection, in "Old Mrs. Harris," when Vickie notices "the dark engraving of the pointed cypresses and the Roman tomb" hanging in the Rosen home.

OBJ-50-002: Southwick Family Collection, Willa Cather Foundation Collections and Archives at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Matted and suitable for framing.

Image Size7.5" x 9.5"
Paper Size11" x 14"

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