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title Page for Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi
    born: Mogliano Veneto, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: present-day Italy
  • title Page for Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons), 1749–1750
  • Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons), Plate I
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 551 x 418 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 713 x 497 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 21 11/16 x 16 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 28 1/16 x 19 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0017
Catalogue raisonné

Inscription panel in left center, barred window below inscription in lower foreground, stairway at right, and figure bound in chains at top.