Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Pier with Chains,

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

Etching on laid paper

Second of three states

Print impression quality: Fairly good

Dimensions (Plate): 507 x 707 mm (20 x 27.8 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 411 x 522 mm (16.2 x 20.6 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Piranesi F”

Watermark: Hind #7 (lower center)

Watermark: “house and bird” (right center)

Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809

Accession number: 1973.D1.38.16

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

Bibliography: Focillon 39; Hind 16; Wilton-Ely 41 and p. 77 as: “Monumental space with a large banded column on the left and a lamp suspended from a pulley in the middle foreground.”

Work Type: print

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