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The Well, 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, scratching, burnishing, lavis; first state of six (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 7/16 x 25 in. (49.4 x 63.5 cm) Plate: 16 x 21 9/16 in. (40.6 x 54.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(28)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower right: Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at right center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 14.36; Robison 189.39 i/vi; Hind 28.13 i/iii; Wilton-Ely I.71.38
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