Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Prints from the BSR Ashby collection. Exhibition and Private View

Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Prints from the BSR Ashby collection. Exhibition and Private View

Clare Hornsby (BSR) and Caroline Barron (Durham).
Clare Hornsby (BSR) and Caroline Barron (Durham).

As part of an ongoing project, launched in 2021, to create a catalogue for the prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the BSR collection, this event, the second in the series of four annual exhibitions, will display this year’s selection of 23 prints of views and antiquities of Rome. 

Exhibition opening times:

Tuesday 8th November: 11-13 and 15-17

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November: 11-13 and 15-18

An exclusive private view of the exhibition ‘Piranesi’, with the curators, will take place on the opening night, Tuesday 8 November at 6pm CET. By invitation only. Please contact development@bsrome.it for further details.


Clare Hornsby is an art and architectural historian. She has published on the Grand Tour, the antiquities market between Rome and London – most recently on the collections of Cardinal Alessandro Albani – and on eighteenth-century architecture.  She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a member of the Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l’Immagine di Roma and of the Scientific Committee of the Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

Caroline Barron is an ancient historian who works on the cultural and historical significance of Latin epigraphy, from antiquity to the present day. A monograph on the collecting of Latin inscriptions in the eighteenth-century is forthcoming, and her current research project is on the history of epigraphic forgery. She is Assistant Professor in Classics (Roman History) in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Trustee of the Roman Society.

Left: ; Image 1, Plan and view of the Capitoline Hill. Giovanni Battista Piranesi. BSR Collections; Image 2, View over the Forum. Giovanni Battista Piranesi. BSR Collections

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