The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf

11 February 1778   Wednesday
Vases, Candelabra, Grave Stones, Sarcophagi. Tripods, Lamps and Ancient Ornaments   volume I

To Mr. Tommaso Barrett English Knight, lover and follower of the fine arts
In deed of respect the Cavalier Gio. Batt(ist)a Piranesi D. D. D.
Ancient marble altar found in the ruins of Villa Adriana in the site known as Pantanello. Its large Basin is ovate, and supported by two elegantly worked hippogriffs, and corresponding to the Happy Century of the arts at the time of Hadrian. This monument can be seen in the collection of antiquities of Cavalier Piranesi. The base that supports this altar was designed from an ancient monument that can be seen on the facade of Palazzo Barberini towards the Garden.

11 February 1812   Tuesday

Sun rose clear but immediately after thick clouds intercepted him. Wind NEerly. Therm. 38°. About 9 it began to snow and soon increased to a thick storm. It ceased in about an hour, ground barely covered. Wind drawing to NW and the clouds arranged as if a strong wind were coming thence. Upon the division of our crop of wheat between my tenant and me about 2 weeks ago, it appeared I had before had 38 1/2 bushels this had the further quantity of 45 bushels measured off in full of my share -- Of these I sent last week 11 bushels to Moses Highgate to be ground. He weighted it and found 59 lbs[?] per bushel,
10 bushels clear of 1 for toll an equal of 590.
I received this day 3 bags flour W. ... 365 lbs.
2 bags bran / I allow 1 1/2 hundred lbs. per bag ... 155
he sent me 1/4 lbs flour, which he now [?] ... 520 + 28
deficiency 42 lbs. or 4.2 per bushel (surely too much) 548.
A clear bull's eye appeared in the NW, which by noon drew all the clouds to leeward, and sky became clear, till others rising overspread it with light broken clouds with intervals of sunshine. Therm. rose only to 40°. The wind rises very high in the evening.

11 February 1999

11 February 2023   Saturday

Différentes vues de quelques Restes de trois grands Edifices qui subsistent encore dans le milieu de l'ancienne Ville de Pesto autrement Posidinia qui est située dans la Lucanie

Side view of the Temple of Juno. A Column common to this part, and to the façade of the temple which faces the sea. B the opposite side. The three plinths C do not continue, because they change little by little into substructures towards the end of this building. D Small common house.
Francesco Piranesi did       1778

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