Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
Title
  • Title Plate
  • Prisons (series title)
Date 1761
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 21 3/8 × 16 3/8 inches (54.3 × 41.6 cm)
Sheet: 31 1/4 × 22 1/8 inches (79.4 × 56.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.61
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, center left of image: G. BATTISTA | PIRANESI
Inscriptions Inscribed in plate, center left of image: CARCERI | D'INVENZIONE | DI G. BATTISTA | PIRANESI | ARCHIT. | VE NE.
In pencil, lower right margin: H.
Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England);
Alden Galleries;
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)