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

1761
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 013, ii/iii; Focillon 36; Robison 39, v/vi (Second Edition, Fourth Issue, through early printings of Fifth Edition, c. 1775-1835); Ficacci 122

Dimensions

Sheet: 56.5 x 80.3 cm (22 1/4 x 31 5/8 in.) Platemark: 40.9 x 55.5 cm (16 1/8 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11686

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, scratching, burnishing, lavis

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, 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