Design for a Chimney Piece, No. 17, between 1769 and 1810, printed before 1810

  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778

Etching printed in black ink on off-white laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 9 15/16 × 15 7/16 inches (25.2 × 39.2 cm) Sheet: 15 1/2 × 22 3/16 inches (39.4 × 56.4 cm)

Gift of Arthur Schwartz

2007.191

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Motifs
  • Medallions (ornament areas)
  • Mascarons
  • Architecture
  • Design (discipline)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Chimney (architectural element)
  • Etching
  • Fireplace
  • Mantel
  • Italy
  • Snakes

Provenance

2008-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Design for a Chimney Piece, No. 17, between 1769 and 1810, printed before 1810, etching printed in black ink on off-white laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Arthur Schwartz, 2007.191.