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Granite Cistern Supported by Four Fauns Resting on a Base (Plate 53 of the Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi...)

1768-1778
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 87, 1778; Focillon 651; Ficacci 783

Dimensions

Sheet: 82.2 x 55.2 cm (32 3/8 x 21 3/4 in.) Platemark: 53.1 x 38.3 cm (20 7/8 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25614.53

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Alfred Greenough, Boston (1844-1884); by bequest to his uncle, Charles Henry Parker, Boston (1816-1908); his bequest to the MFA 1909 (transferred from library; accession date January 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection