The Arch with a Shell Ornament (Plate XI of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

1749-50
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 011, i/iii; Focillon 34; Robison 37, i/vii (First Edition, First and Second Issues, 1749-c. 1758); Ficacci 120

Dimensions

Sheet: 52.4 x 71.5 cm (20 5/8 x 28 1/8 in.) Platemark: 40.5 x 54.5 cm (15 15/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25427

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, scratching, sulfur tint or open bite, drypoint

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

Mrs. A. M. B. Smith, London; from whom purchased July 1, 1914

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund, by exchange