Three Antique Vases (Plate 52 of the Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi...)

1768-1778
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind, p. 87, 1778; Focillon 650; Ficacci 782

Dimensions

Sheet: 82.3 x 54.9 cm (32 3/8 x 21 5/8 in.) Platemark: 53.7 x 39.2 cm (21 1/8 x 15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25614.52

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower left, lower right, and center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282); verso, lower center, 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