The Arch with a Shell Ornament, from the series Imaginary Prisons (Carceri d'Invenzione)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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1745-1750; published 1753

Etching on heavy wove paper

First edition, second issue

Plate: 15 7/8 × 21 3/8 in. (40.4 × 54.3 cm)

Sheet: 20 5/8 × 27 5/8 in. (52.4 × 70.2 cm)

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

PR.977.25.55

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

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

Course History

ARTH 17, Italian Renaissance Architecture: Issues and Approaches, Lauren Jacobi, Winter 2013

SART 27, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2012

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2012

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2012

SART 27, SART 28, SART 74, Printmaking I, II, III, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2013

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2013

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2013

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

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I-Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2014

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

SART 27, SART 28, SART 74, Printmaking I, Printmaking II, Printmaking III, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2014

THEA 16, Theatre and Society II: Early Modern Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

SART 65, 66, 68, Architecture I, II, III, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting, 1985-1995: Old Master and Nineteenth Century European Prints from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 9, 1995-February 4, 1996, no. 53.

Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 7-September 9, 2001.

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

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 7, 1995-June 26, 1995.

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.

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

Publication History

Richard Rand, "A Decade of Collecting, 1985-1995: Old Master and Nineteenth-Century European Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1995, p. 2, ill. p. 2, fig. 2, listed p. 7, no. 53..

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

Lawrence W. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 64, no. 84.

T. Barton Thurber and Adrian W.B. Randolph, Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2001, listed p.74.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 34; Hind 11 i/iii; Robison 37

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