Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Grand Piazza,

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

Etching on thick laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 541 x 411 mm (21.3 x 16.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 700 x 507 mm (27.6 x 20 in.)

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

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.4

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

Bibliography: Focillon 27; Hind 4; Wilton-Ely 29 and p. 54 as: “Vast arch with a frieze and balustrade supporting smoking urns.”

Work Type: print

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