Inscription: Engraved in plate, below image: "A View of a Prison of the Composition of Mr. Blondel done at Rome / G. F. Blondell Delin-t & Sculp/ To the Rt Hon-ble George Simon Harcourt Viscount Newnham, This Plate is most Humbly Dedicated by his Lordships most humble Serv-t / GF Blondel" Engraved in plate, lower left: "Plate 2" Engraved in plage, lower center: "Publish'd according to Act"
Vendor: Christopher Mendez, London
Inventaire du Fonds Français.x.5; Dodgson 1922.2 ii/iii
Campbell Dodgson "The Mezzotints of G. F. Blondel." Print Collector's Quarterly. 9, 1922, cat. no. 2, p. 310.
Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)Date: ca. 1749–50Medium: Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing; first state of four (Robison)Accession: 37.45.3(27)On view in:Not on view