The Arch with a Shell Ornament, plate 11 from the series Imaginary Prisons (Carceri d'Invenzione)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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about 1765-1775

Etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper

Second edition, third issue

Plate: 15 15/16 × 21 9/16 in. (40.5 × 54.8 cm)

Sheet: 17 1/2 × 23 3/16 in. (44.4 × 58.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W‘18 Fund

PR.995.8

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in plate, lower left margin: Piranesi F.; inscribed, in plate, in image, upper right: XI; inscribed, in pen and ink, on reverse, center left: a Paris Chez Naudet IIIe Estampes au Louvre / 1790; lower right: 1#/10

Course History

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

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

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

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

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

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2014

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2013

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

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

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

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2012

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 54.

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, "Survival and Revival of the Classical Tradition: Antiquity in Rome from the Baroque Era to the Age of Enlightenment." In 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, pp. 59-63, ill. p. 62, listed p.74.

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. 54..

Provenance

Naudet, Paris, by 1790 (Lugt 1937); Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1995.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 34; Hind 11; Robison 37

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