Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Well,

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

Etching on laid paper

Fifth of six states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 407 x 550 mm (16 x 21.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 509 x 405 mm (20 x 15.9 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right margin: “Piranesi f”

Watermark: Hind #7 (lower center)

Watermark: “house and bird” (right center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.13

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

Bibliography: Focillon 36; Hind 13; Wilton-Ely 38 and p. 71 with remark: “A grilled and rusticated window is set in the middle of a flight of stairs with groups of heavy chains to the right.”

Work Type: print

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