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Fanciful images of prisons
(Invenzioni Capric di Carceri all Acqua Forte)
(1749-1760)

Medium
etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing, scratching and drypoint
Measurements
(1) 54.4 × 41.6 cm (plate) 75.6 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(2) 54.6 × 41.4 cm (plate) 73.8 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(3) 54.4 × 41.2 cm (plate) 75.1 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(4) 53.9 × 39.8 cm (plate) 72.0 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(5) 54.7 × 40.6 cm (plate) 75.5 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(6) 54.7 × 40.1 cm (plate) 75.3 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(7) 55.0 × 40.6 cm (plate) 75.3 × 53.0 cm (sheet)
(8) 41.1 × 54.2 cm (plate) 53.0 × 75.4 cm (sheet)
(9) 40.4 × 54.5 cm (plate) 52.9 × 75.6 cm (sheet)
(10) 41.5 × 55.3 cm (plate) 53.0 × 75.1 cm (sheet)
(11) 40.8 × 55.0 cm (plate) 53.0 × 75.4 cm (sheet)
(12) 41.0 × 54.0 cm (plate) 53.0 × 75.3 cm (sheet)
(13) 41.2 × 54.8 cm (plate) 53.1 × 75.8 cm (sheet)
(14) 40.6 × 54.7 cm (plate) 53.1 × 75.1 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Robison 29 ii/ix, 30 i/vi, 31 i/vi, 32 i/vii, 33 i/vi, 24 i/vi, 35 ii/viii, 36 i/vi, 37 ii/vi, 39 i/vi, 40 i or ii/vi, 41 i/vii, 42 i/vi
Edition
1st edition; 1st, 2nd or 3rd issue
Inscription
(1) inscribed in plate c.: INVENZIONI / CAPRIC DI CARCERI / ALL ACQUA FORTE / DATT- IN LUCE / DA GIOVANI / BOUCHARD IN / ROMA MERCANTE / AL CORSO
(5) inscribed in plate below image l.l.: Piranesi f.
(7) inscribed in plate within image l.l.: Piranesi f
(8) inscribed in plate within image l.l.: Piranesi f.
(10) inscribed in plate l.l.: Piranesi f.
(11) inscribed in plate l.r.: Piranesi f.
Accession Number
1136.1-14-3
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1921
Gallery location
Not on display

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