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The Drawbridge, 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; 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)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Focillon 13.30; Hollstein 26.6; Robison 160.33 i/vi; Hind 26.7 i/ii; Wilton-Ely I.60.32
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