Design for a Chimney Piece, No. 30, 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 13/16 × 15 5/16 inches (24.9 × 38.9 cm) Sheet: 15 13/16 × 22 1/8 inches (40.2 × 56.2 cm)

Gift of Arthur Schwartz

2007.192

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Motifs
  • Foliation (pattern)
  • Scrollwork
  • Architecture
  • Design (discipline)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Chimney (architectural element)
  • Etching
  • Fireplace
  • Mantel
  • Fire
  • Italy
  • Athena

Provenance

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

Rights Status

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Design for a Chimney Piece, No. 30, 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, 2007.192.