Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Round Tower,

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

Etching on laid paper

Fifth of six states

Print impression quality: Worn and scratched in small passages, for example at lower right and upper left

Dimensions (Plate): 543 x 412 mm (21.4 x 16.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 704 x 488 mm (27.7 x 19.2 in.)

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

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.3

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

Bibliography: Focillon 26; Hind 3; Wilton-Ely 28 and p. 52 with remark: “Rusticated tower at the center, with a large barred window, supporting arches and gangways.”

Work Type: print

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