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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)

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