Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Smoking Fire,

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

Etching on laid paper

Sixth of seven states

Print impression quality: Good

Dimensions (Plate): 535 x 393 mm (21.1 x 15.5 in.)

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

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.6

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

Bibliography: Focillon 29; Hind 6; Wilton-Ely 31 and p. 57 as: “Arcaded vault from which is suspended to the left a pullet block supporting heavy cords.”

Work Type: print

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