Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • The Pier with Chains
  • Prisons (series title)
Date 1761
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 15 7/8 × 21 5/8 inches (40.3 × 54.9 cm)
Sheet: 22 1/8 × 31 5/8 inches (56.2 × 80.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.76
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower right of image: Piranesi F. XVI
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, lower right margin: H. 16
Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England);
Alden Galleries;
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)