The Triumphal Arch (Plate 2 of the Grotteschi)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 80, no. 25; Focillon 21; Robison 22, i/v (First Edition through Second Edition, Second Issue, 1747-1761); Ficacci 106

Dimensions

Sheet: 52.7 x 70.6 cm (20 3/4 x 27 13/16 in.) Platemark: 39 x 54.7 cm (15 3/8 x 21 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.774

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, drypoint, burnishing

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, lower left, "Piranesi inv; incise, e vende in Roma in faccia all' Accademia di Francia"

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.