The Gothic Arch, from the series Imaginary Prisons (Carceri 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: 16 1/4 × 21 3/8 in. (41.3 × 54.3 cm)

Sheet: 20 5/8 × 28 in. (52.4 × 71.1 cm)

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

PR.977.25.58

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

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

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.

Publication History

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. 65, no. 87.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 37; Hind 14 i/iii; Robison 40

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