Fictitious  

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Ancient Rome (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini, a real painting depicting imaginary paintings of actual Roman antiquities.
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Ancient Rome (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini, a real painting depicting imaginary paintings of actual Roman antiquities.
 Piranesi's reproductions (see right) of real and fictitious Roman ruins were a strong influence on Neoclassicism.
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Piranesi's reproductions (see right) of real and fictitious Roman ruins were a strong influence on Neoclassicism.

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The Birth of Venus (detail), a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli
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The Birth of Venus (detail), a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli

Fictitious or fictive means not real; invented; contrived. For literary uses see fictional, which has a neutral connotation, while both fictitious and fictive can have negative connotations.

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  1. St. Mary Mead is a fictitious village from the books of Agatha Christie.
  2. Vernon Sullivan is a fictitious writer invented by Boris Vian.

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