Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Pier with a Lamp,

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

Etching on laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Fair, left side is weak

Dimensions (Plate): 412 x 551 mm (16.2 x 21.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 509 x 703 mm (20 x 27.7 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F”

Watermark: Hind #7 (lower center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.15

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

Bibliography: Focillon 38; Hind 15; Wilton-Ely 40 and p. 75 as: “Vast pier, supporting two arches, decorated with human heads holding rings.”

Work Type: print

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