The Grand Piazza, from the series Imaginary Prisons (Carceri d'Invenzione)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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about 1749-1750; published 1753

Etching on heavy laid paper

First edition, second issue

Plate: 21 3/8 × 16 1/4 in. (54.3 × 41.2 cm)

Sheet: 27 15/16 × 20 5/8 in. (70.9 × 52.4 cm)

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

PR.977.25.52

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]

Course History

ARTH 16.17, Rembrandt, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2016

ARTH 16.17, Rembrandt, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2016

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2016

CLST 7, The Idea of Rome, Margaret Williamson, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Rome in the 18th Century, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut, October 13-November 19, 1973.

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.

Points of View, Art History 2, ARTH 2, Winter 2016, Joy Kenseth and Mary Coffey, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1-March 13, 2016.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 27, 2003-February 8, 2004.

Greece vs. Rome: the Eighteenth-Century Quest for the Sources of Western Civilization, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, January 7-April 18, 2010.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

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

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 160-161, ill. p.161, no. 96.

Lawrence W. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1976, pp. 63-64, no. 81.

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 27; Hind 4, i/iii; Robison 31

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