The Well (Plate XIII of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 013, i/iii; Focillon 36; Robison 39, i/vi (First Edition, First through Third Issues, 1749-1760); Ficacci 122

Dimensions

Sheet: 52.6 x 71.9 cm (20 11/16 x 28 5/16 in.) Platemark: 41.7 x 55.3 cm (16 7/16 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M25429

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, scratching, burnishing, lavis

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