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The Sawhorse (Plate XII of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

1761
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 012, ii/iii; Focillon 35; Robison 38, v/vi (Second Edition, Fourth Issue, through early printings of the Fifth Edition, c. 1775-1835); Ficacci 121

Dimensions

Sheet: 58 x 86.5 cm (22 13/16 x 34 1/16 in.)(irregular deckle edges) Platemark: 41.5 x 55.8 cm (16 5/16 x 21 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11683

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, scratching

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