The Skeletons (Plate 1 of the Grotteschi)

1747-48
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 80, no. 24; Focillon 20; Robison 21, ii/v (Second Edition, First through Fifth Issues, 1750-early 1770s?); Ficacci 105

Dimensions

Sheet: 52.7 x 70.8 cm (20 3/4 x 27 7/8 in.) Platemark: 39.5 x 55.1 cm (15 9/16 x 21 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.773

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, drypoint, 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

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; their gift to the MFA June 10, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.