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

1761
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 011, ii/iii; Focillon 34; Robison 37, vi/vii (Second Edition, Fourth Issue, through early printings of Fifth Edition, c. 1775-1835); Ficacci 120

Dimensions

Sheet: 56.5 x 80.3 cm (22 1/4 x 31 5/8 in.) Platemark: 40.9 x 55.2 cm (16 1/8 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.11682

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, scratching, sulphur tint or open bite, and drypoint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

1921, gift of Miss Ellen Twistleton Bullard (b. 1865 - d. 1959), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard