Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Prisoners on a Projecting Platform,

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

Etching on laid paper

Fifth of six states

Print impression quality: Weak in some delicate passages, otherwise fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 416 x 549 mm (16.4 x 21.6 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 510 x 711 mm (20.1 x 28 in.)

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

Watermark: Hind #7 (right center)

Watermark: “house and bird” (left center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.10

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

Bibliography: Focillon 33; Hind 10; Wilton-Ely 35 and p. 65 with remark: “A vast arch framing galleries and gangways with groups of prisoners on a platform to the left.”

Work Type: print

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