Prisoners on a Projecting Platform, 1761

  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 16 3/8 × 21 1/8 inches (41.6 × 53.7 cm) Sheet: 22 1/8 × 31 3/8 inches (56.2 × 79.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund

42.70

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Interior
  • Prisoners
  • Architecture
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Arches
  • Prison
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Platform
  • Italy

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed in plate, lower left: Piranesi f.

Provenance

Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England); Alden Galleries; 1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Prisoners on a Projecting Platform, 1761, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund, 42.70.