The Pier with Chains (Plate XVI of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 016, i/iii; Focillon 39; Robison 42, i/vi (First Edition, First through Third Issues, 1749-1760)(this impression does not have the ink dabbing common to impressions from the Third Issue); Ficacci 125

Dimensions

Sheet: 52.6 x 71.9 cm (20 11/16 x 28 5/16 in.) Platemark: 40.5 x 55 cm (15 15/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

M25432

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

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

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund