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Title Page to the Carceri (The Prisons)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 001, i/iv; Focillon 24; Robison 29, i/ix (First Edition, First Issue, 1749-1750); Ficacci 110

Dimensions

Sheet: 71.8 x 52.4 cm (28 1/4 x 20 5/8 in.) Platemark: 54.6 x 41.3 cm (21 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

M25419

Medium or Technique

Etching

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