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Print, Etching. Figural letter. Capital S., ca. 1770

This is a Print. It was designed by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It is dated ca. 1770 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is etching. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 8.7 x 10.4 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.) Sheet: 8.9 x 10.7 cm (3 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Reverse, parts of twelve lines in Italian

It is signed

Bottom right: "Piranesi F."

Cite this object as

Print, Etching. Figural letter. Capital S., ca. 1770; Designed by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching; Platemark: 8.7 x 10.4 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.) Sheet: 8.9 x 10.7 cm (3 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8508

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