Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Giant Wheel,

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

Etching on laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Good

Dimensions (Plate): 555 x 408 mm (21.9 x 16.1 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 708 x 484 mm (27.9 x 19.1 in.)

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

Watermark: Hind #7 (upper center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.9

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

Bibliography: Focillon 32; Hind 9; Wilton-Ely 34 and p. 63 as: “Monumental doorway formed of cyclopean blocks of stone below a circular opening.”

Work Type: print

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