Title Plate, 1761

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

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 21 3/8 × 16 3/8 inches (54.3 × 41.6 cm) Sheet: 31 1/4 × 22 1/8 inches (79.4 × 56.2 cm)

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

42.61

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Interior
  • Architecture
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Prison
  • Etching
  • Title page
  • Italy

Signed in plate, center left of image: G. BATTISTA | PIRANESI

Inscribed in plate, center left of image: CARCERI | D'INVENZIONE | DI G. BATTISTA | PIRANESI | ARCHIT. | VE NE. In pencil, lower right margin: H.

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

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Title Plate, 1761, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund, 42.61.