Philip Hofer collection of Piranesi Vedute di Roma etchings
- circa 1742-1784
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection/a portion of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Reference numbers provided for some prints according to Hind, Arthur Mayger, 1880-1957. "Giovanni Battista Piranesi : a critical study, with a list of his published works and detailed catalogues of the prisons and the views of Rome" and Henri Focillon. "Giovanni-Battista Piranesi: Essai de Catalogue Raisonné de son Oeuvre".
Biographical / Historical
Philip Hofer (1898-1984) was a book collector, founder and curator of Department of printed and graphic arts at Houghton Library. His collection of Italian books was considered finest outide of Italy.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Hofer, Philip, 1894-1984, collector. Philip Hofer collection of Piranesi Vedute di Roma etchings, 1742-1784 (MS Typ 1241): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2019 February 28
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- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- EAD ID
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