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Imaginary Prisons of G. Battista Piranesi, Venetian Architect: title page

18th century
545 x 415 mm (21.5 x 16.3 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Eighth of nine states
Print impression quality: Fairly good
Series: from Carceri d’Invenzione di G. Battista Piranesi, Archit[etto] Vene[ziano]
Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809, from reworked plate of 1740
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F.”
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Bibliography: Focillon 24; Hind 1; Wilton-Ely 26.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.1

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  • prisons - Use for places of confinement and correction run by state or federal authorities for those adults convicted to sentences over one year for serious crimes; developed since the late 18th century and generally characterized by cell and corridor plans with separation by offense and sex, and programs of rehabilitation provided as means toward prisoner reform. Use "jails" for places for offenders sentenced either for lesser crimes or for terms up to one year.
  • title pages - The pages of books that display the book's title and usually such information as the author's name, the publisher, and sometimes the date of publication. Where more than one page giving particulars of the title are present, that giving the fullest information is the title page. BATCOB

  • plate Dimensions: 545 x 415 mm (21.5 x 16.3 in.)

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