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The Sawhorse, 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, scratching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 7/16 x 25 1/16 in. (49.4 x 63.6 cm) Plate: 16 1/4 x 21 7/8 in. (41.2 x 55.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(32)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: PIranesi f.

Marking: On verso at right center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 14.35; Robison 185.38 ii/vi; Hind 28.12 i/iii; Wilton-Ely I.69.37
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