Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
  • The Arch with a Shell Ornament
Date 1761
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 16 × 21 1/2 inches (40.6 × 54.6 cm)
Sheet: 21 1/4 × 31 1/4 inches (54 × 79.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.71
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower left: Piranesi F.
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, lower right margin: H. 11 | Before No
Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England);
Alden Galleries;
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)