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The Arch with a Shell Ornament, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Series/Portfolio:
Carceri d'invenzione
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date:
ca. 1749–50
Medium:
Etching, engraving, scratching, sulphur tint or open bite, drypoint; first state of seven (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 3/16 in. (49.5 x 64 cm) Plate: 15 15/16 x 21 7/16 in. (40.5 x 54.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(31)
Not on view
Marking: On verso at right center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 13.34; Robison 178.37 i/vii; Hind 27-28.11 i/iii; Wilton-Ely I.68.36
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