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The Drawbridge, from Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
(Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Publisher: Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date: ca. 1749–50
Medium: Etching, engraving, scratching; first state of six (Robison)
Dimensions: plate: 21 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. (54.9 x 40.9 cm) sheet: 24 15/16 x 19 7/16 in. (63.4 x 49.3 cm)
Classification: Prints
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number: 37.45.3(23)

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