The Smoking Fire, from the series Imaginary Prisons (Carcerci d'Invenzione)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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about 1745-1750; published 1753

Etching on heavy laid paper

First edition, second issue

Plate: 21 1/8 × 15 11/16 in. (53.7 × 39.8 cm)

Sheet: 27 5/8 × 20 9/16 in. (70.2 × 52.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

PR.977.25.50

Publisher

Giovanni Bouchard, Rome, Italy

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Watermark: [ fleur-de-lis in circle, Hind 1]

Exhibition History

Prisons/ Impressions: Piranesi's Carceri, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, SArt 27 and 28, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 16-April 28, 1996.

Etchings by Piranesi, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 15-November 11, 1978.

Publication History

Lawrence W. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 63, no. 79.

Andrew Robison, Piranesi Early Architectural Fantasies: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Etchings, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1986, pp. 139, 212, 240-241.

Provenance

Purchased by Sir Robert Throckmorton (1702-1791), fourth baronet of Coughton Court, Warwickshire, in 1754.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 29; Hind 6, i/iii; Robison 32

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