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

1761
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 016, ii/iii; Focillon 39; Robison 42, v/vi (Second Edition, Fourth Issue, through early printings of Fifth Edition, c. 1775-1835); Ficacci 125

Dimensions

Sheet: 60 x 89.2 cm (23 5/8 x 35 1/8 in.) Platemark: 40.6 x 55.2 cm (16 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.11689

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing

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