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Prisoners on a Projecting Platform (Plate X of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

1761
Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Object Place: China

Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 010, iii/iii; Focillon 33; Robison 36, vi/vi (later printings of Fifth Edition through Sixth Edition, mid-1830s and later); Ficacci 119

Dimensions

Sheet: 55.9 x 69.6 cm (22 x 27 3/8 in.) Platemark: 41.2 x 54.8 cm (16 1/4 x 21 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.236

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Sally Dodge, Cambridge, Massachusetts; her gift to the MFA May 11, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Sally Dodge