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Two Views of an Etruscan Metal Chariot (Plate 13 of the Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi...)

1779-1786
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, 1758–1810)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 87, 1778; Focillon 613 bis; not in Ficacci

Dimensions

Sheet: 55 x 82.2 cm (21 5/8 x 32 3/8 in.) Platemark: 39.2 x 52.9 cm (15 7/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25614.13

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Although this plate is often described as Plate 13 of the series Vasi, Candelabri, etc., this impression has the number “81” engraved at the top right corner.

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, top right corner, the number "81"

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282); verso, cneter, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Alfred Greenough, Boston (1844-1884); by bequest to his uncle, Charles Henry Parker, Boston (1816-1908); his bequest to the MFA 1909 (transferred from library; accession date January 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection