The Sawhorse (Plate XII of the Second Edition, Second Issue, of the Carceri)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 012, i/iii; Focillon 35; Robison 38, i/vi or ii/vi (First Edition, First through Third Issues, 1749-1760); Ficacci 121

Dimensions

Sheet: 52.6 x 71.8 cm (20 11/16 x 28 1/4 in.) Platemark: 41.3 x 55.4 cm (16 1/4 x 21 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25428

Medium or Technique

Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, scratching

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