The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf

7 April 1778   Tuesday
Vases, Candelabra, Grave Stones, Sarcophagi. Tripods, Lamps and Ancient Ornaments   volume II

To Mr. Peter Traille Knight and Captain in the Real Regiment of Artillery of His Majesty the King of England, lover and follower of the fine arts
In deed of respect the Cavaliere Gio: Batt(ist)a Piranesi D. D. D.
Group of three women, seen in the Palazzo della Villa Borghese outside Porta Pinciana
Piranesi F.

26-27 y.o. Francesco Piranesi 1785
Monumenti degli Scipioni

External prospectus of the Monumento degli Scipioni split neck of the Sarcophagi of Scipione Barbato, and of Aula Cornelia
Cav. Francesco Piranesi f.

7 April 1803
John Lendthall appointed clerk of works at the Capitol in Washington, under Benjamin Latrobe.

45-46 y.o. Francesco Piranesi 1804
Calcography of the Piranesis

Antiquities of Lazio, from Tivoli to Otricoli.
These Antiquities, still unpublished, will be demonstrated with plans, sections, large divisions, etc.
A volume containing 30 plates
A volume of dissertations.
Antiquities of Otricoli.
General plan of Otricoli, ancient city, newly discovered under the pontificate of Pius VI. Demonstrations of the main buildings, Theatres, Amphitheatres, public baths. Mosaics, College of Nobles, Barracks, Basilicas, etc.
A volume of 50 plates
A volume of explanations.
Antiquities of Cornette, Civita-Vecchia,
and other Cities on the Mediterranean Sea and the Adriatic.
Plans, sections, divisions and details of quantities of Tombs and Undergrounds. Demonstration of Etruscan Architecture and Paintings approaching the Egyptian style.
Plans, sections and details of the famous port of Trajan, today underground, and which was located at the mouth of the Tiber. Alternate Port of Trajan and Claudius in Ostia. Pope Pius VII started at Ostia and followed up excavations, with the help of which the old public road has already been discovered, imported remains of architecture, busts, statues, medals, etc.
Port of Neptune, or Antium. Various Temples existed in Antium; it is there that the famous statue of Apollo Belvedere was found, today at the Napoleon Museum, and the Borghese Gladiator.
Port d’Ancone, qui offre encore l’Arc célèbre de Trajan.
Deux volumes contenant 100 planches
Un volume d’explications, etc.

7 April 1812   Tuesday   &   8 April 1812   Wednesday   In Town

The wind from E both days, air raw and unpleasant. I saw several persons on business and settled with J T Cox who paid off his mortgage and I deposited $600 in Philadelphia Bank to pay bills for 4th Street house. I called at Frankford on J. Worsel[?] to assure me that he and J. Peterson had signed the order for G. Robinson, but when I got home at 6 PM my wife informed me the Directors been to afford his any relief. I heard he had suffered for want of such things as he could take. I brought out oysters, oranges, arrow root and some herrings for him but too late to send this evening.

7 April 2016

7 April 2017

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7 April 2023   Friday
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