Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • The Round Tower
  • Prisons (series title)
Date 1761
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 21 1/2 × 16 3/8 inches (54.6 × 41.6 cm)
Sheet: 31 1/2 × 22 1/4 inches (80 × 56.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.63
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower left: Piranesi F.
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, lower right margin: H. 3 | before No in U. L.
Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England);
Alden Galleries;
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)