Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Sawhorse,

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

Etching on laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Fair, not as sharp as others; weak in some delicate passages, else fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 414 x 560 mm (16.3 x 22 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 511 x 711 mm (20.1 x 28 in.)

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

Watermark: Hind #7 (lower center)

Watermark: “house and bird” (right center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.12

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

Bibliography: Focillon 35; Hind 12; Wilton-Ely 37 and p. 69 as: “Platform on arches in the middle ground supporting an inscribed monument with instruments of torture to the right.”

Work Type: print

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