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The Pier with a Lamp, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Series/Portfolio:
Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date:
ca. 1749–50
Medium:
Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing; first state of seven (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 7/16 x 25 in. (49.4 x 63.5 cm) Plate: 16 1/8 x 21 7/16 in. (41 x 54.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(29)
Not on view
Marking: On verso at right center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at bottom center in ink: Illegible script
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 14.38; Robison 198.41 i/vii; Hind 29.15 i/iii; Wilton-Ely I.76.40
Henri Focillon Giovanni-Battista Piranesi essai de catalogue raisonné de son oeuvre. Paris, 1964, cat. no. 38, p. 14.



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