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The Man on the Rack, Plate II from the series Carceri d'Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)


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Title

The Man on the Rack, Plate II from the series Carceri d'Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons)

Related Titles

series (original language): Carceri d'Invenzione

series (translated): Imaginary Prisons

Artist

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)

Date

1761

Medium

etching and engraving on paper

Edition

2nd edition; 4th issue, through early printings of 5th edition, mid 1770s-ca. 1835

Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 2 i/ii; Robison cat. 43 v/vi; Wilton 51.27

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 22 1/4 in x 16 1/2 in; sheet: 29 3/4 in x 21 7/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

watermark: Circle enclosing indecipherable image

inscription: Presso l'autore a Strada Felice Vivino alla Trivita de Monti Fogli Sedici, al prezzo di paoli venti, inscribed in the plate, below the image, left center

signature: Piranesi F., signed in the plate, below the image, lower right

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Italian

Credit Line

Gift of an Anonymous Donor

Accession Number

2005.36.2

Copyright

public domain

Terms

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

torturing

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