Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • The Giant Wheel
  • Prisons (series title)
Date 1761
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 21 3/4 × 16 inches (55.2 × 40.6 cm)
Sheet: 31 3/8 × 22 1/8 inches (79.7 × 56.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.69
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower left: Piranesi f.
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, lower right margin: H 9 | Before No.
Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England);
Alden Galleries;
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)