Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Triumphal Arch,

From Grotteschi

Etching on laid paper

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 388 x 542 mm (15.3 x 21.3 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 502 x 715 mm (19.8 x 28.1 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left margin: “Piranesi inv, incise e vende…”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “25”

Watermark: Hind #7

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; according to Robison, reworked

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.27

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

Bibliography: Focillon 21; Hind, p. 80; Wilton-Ely 22 and p. 42 with remark: “Decorative capriccio. Architectural ruins in the foreground with medallions, a sphinx and palm tree to the left and a monumental archway in the background.”

Work Type: print

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