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The Triumphal Arch, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Series/Portfolio:
Grotteschi (Grotesques)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date:
ca. 1748
Medium:
Etching, engraving, drypoint, burnishing; first state of five (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 7/16 in. (49.5 x 64.6 cm) Plate: 15 3/8 x 21 5/16 in. (39 x 54.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(39)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Piranesi inv; incise, e vende in Roma / in faccia all'Accademia in Francia

Marking: On verso at left center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 21, 1995–November 26, 1995.

Focillon 12.21; Robison 118.22 i/v; Hind 80.25; Wilton-Ely I.42.22
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