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Inscrizione incisa ne' Cunei d'uno dei grand' Archi del Ponte Fabricio (oggi detto de' Quattro Capi) dalla parte accanto al Teatro di Marcello...[Inscription incised on the voussoir blocks of the large arches of the Bridge of Fabricius (today called the P

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Inscrizione incisa ne' Cunei d'uno dei grand' Archi del Ponte Fabricio (oggi detto de' Quattro Capi) dalla parte accanto al Teatro di Marcello...[Inscription incised on the voussoir blocks of the large arches of the Bridge of Fabricius (today called the P

1756
18th century
52.8 cm x 69.4 cm (20 13/16 in. x 27 5/16 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano (Treviso), Italy, 1720 - 1778, Rome) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, Italian
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Alvin Romansky, 1991
Accession Number: 1991.66.7/40

The larger inscription commemorates the building of the bridge by Lucius Fabricius in his capacity as Superintendent of Streets. The smaller inscription records that the consuls Quintus Lepidus and Marcus Lollius had inspected the work and approved it, possibly after repairs following a huge flood in 23 B.C.

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