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Print, Carceri Series, Plate XV, 1745

This is a Print. It was created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and printed by Francesco Piranesi. It is dated 1745 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is etching on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Gertrude W. Lewis. It is credited Gift of Gertrude W. Lewis.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 51.8 x 63.9 cm (20 3/8 x 25 3/16 in.) Platemark: 41.3 x 55.3 cm (16 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

In plate at center: 363 In plate upper left: XV

It is signed

Lower Left in plate: Piranesi, F.

Cite this object as

Print, Carceri Series, Plate XV, 1745; Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching on white laid paper; Sheet: 51.8 x 63.9 cm (20 3/8 x 25 3/16 in.) Platemark: 41.3 x 55.3 cm (16 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.); Gift of Gertrude W. Lewis; 1959-182-13

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Piranesi as Designer.

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