Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Monumental Tablet,

From Grotteschi

Etching on laid paper

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 313 x 539 mm (12.3 x 21.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 507 x 705 mm (20 x 27.8 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi inv. incise e vende…”; inscribed, lower right: numeral “27”

Watermark: Hind #7

Watermark: “house and bird”

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

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.29

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

Bibliography: Focillon 23; Hind, p. 81; Wilton-Ely 24 and p. 44 with remark: “Decorative capriccio. Prominently placed wall with a moulded frame in front of which are a flaming urn and various objects including skulls and an hourglass.”

Work Type: print

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