The Grand Piazza (Plate IV of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

1761
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 004, ii/iii; Focillon 27; Robison 31, v/vi (Second Edition, Fourth Issue, through early printings of Fifth Edition, c. 1775-1835); Ficacci 113

Dimensions

Sheet: 63.3 x 46.7 cm (24 15/16 x 18 3/8 in.) Platemark: 54.1 x 41.2 cm (21 5/16 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.570

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

Ben Weinreb, London (1912-1999); from whom purchased May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund, by exchange