Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Imaginary Prisons of G. Battista Piranesi, Venetian Architect: title page,

From Carceri d’Invenzione di G. Battista Piranesi, Archit[etto] Vene[ziano]

Etching on laid paper

Eighth of nine states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 545 x 415 mm (21.5 x 16.3 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 703 x 509 mm (27.7 x 20 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F.”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809, from reworked plate of 1740

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.1

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

Bibliography: Focillon 24; Hind 1; Wilton-Ely 26.

Work Type: print

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