The Giant Wheel (Plate IX of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 009, i/iii; Focillon 32; Robison 35, ii/viii (First Edition, First and Second Issues, 1749-c. 1758); Ficacci 118

Dimensions

Sheet: 71.8 x 52.5 cm (28 1/4 x 20 11/16 in.) Platemark: 55.1 x 40.5 cm (21 11/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25425

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

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