Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Gothic Arch,

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

Etching on laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Fair; plate worn in delicate passages

Dimensions (Plate): 417 x 550 mm (16.4 x 21.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 510 x 708 mm (20.1 x 27.9 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F”

Watermark: Hind #7 (right center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.14

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

Bibliography: Focillon 37; Hind 14; Wilton-Ely 39 and p. 73 as: “Complex groups of interrelated ruined arches supporting beams and ropes.”

Work Type: print

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