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The Skeletons,

From Grotteschi

Etching on laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 391 x 547 mm (15.4 x 21.5 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 508 x 711 mm (20 x 28 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi F”; inscribed, lower right: “24”

Watermark: Hind #7

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; according to Robison, reworked 1780–1798 by Francesco Piranesi

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.26

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), before 1953

Bibliography: Focillon 20; Hind, p. 80; Wilton-Ely 21 and p. 41 with remark: “Decorative capriccio. Skeleton in the foreground with a statue of Hercules to the left, overflowing urns to the right and a vase at the center.”

Work Type: print

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