Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Lion Bas-Reliefs,

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

Etching on laid paper

First of two states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 562 x 411 mm (22.1 x 16.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 709 x 494 mm (27.9 x 19.4 in.)

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

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809; this plate did not appear in Bouchard’s editions

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.5

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

Bibliography: Focillon 28; Hind 5; Wilton-Ely 30 and p. 56 as: “Grand arcaded structures with lion bas-reliefs in the foreground.”

Work Type: print

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