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Imaginary Prisons of G. Battista Piranesi, Venetian Architect: title page

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1761

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

  • Title: Imaginary Prisons of G. Battista Piranesi, Venetian Architect: title page
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1761
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower left: “Piranesi F.”
  • Set or Series Title: Carceri d’Invenzione di G. Battista Piranesi, Archit[etto] Vene[ziano]
  • Print State: Eighth of nine states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching on laid paper. Watermark: No watermark
  • Keywords: prisons, title pages
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1809, from reworked plate of 1740
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 545 mm x 415 mm (21.46 in. x 16.34 in.). Sheet dimensions: 703 mm x 509 mm (27.68 in. x 20.04 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 24; Hind 1; Wilton-Ely 26
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.1

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