Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Arch with a Shell Ornament,

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

Etching on laid paper

Sixth of seven states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 407 x 551 mm (16 x 21.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 510 x 703 mm (20.1 x 27.7 in.)

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

Watermark: Hind #7 (lower center)

Watermark: “house and bird” (right of center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.11

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

Bibliography: Focillon 34; Hind 11; Wilton-Ely 36 and p. 67 as: “Group of arches with a lamp suspended in the center foreground and a large crane to the right.”

Work Type: print

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