The Monumental Tablet, from Grotteschi (Grotesques)

Series/Portfolio:
Grotteschi (Grotesques)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Publisher:
Giovanni Bouchard (French, ca. 1716–1795)
Date:
ca. 1748
Medium:
Etching, engraving, drypoint, scratching; second state of four (Robison)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 3/16 in. (49.5 x 64 cm)
Plate: 15 3/8 x 21 1/16 in. (39 x 53.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.45.3(40)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Piranesi inv. incise, e vende di rimpetto / all'Accademia di Francia in Roma

Marking: On verso at left center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
James Franck Bright; Vendor: James Rimell & Son (British)
Focillon 12.23; Robison 122.24 ii/iv; Hind 80.27; Wilton-Ely I.44.24