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The Pier with Chains, 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, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing; first state of six (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 3/16 in. (49.5 x 64 cm) Plate: 16 1/16 x 21 9/16 in. (40.8 x 54.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(34)
Not on view
Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 14.39; Robison 202.42 i/vi; Hind 29.16 i/iii; Wilton-Ely I.77.41
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