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The Giant Wheel, plate 9 from Imaginary Prisons

A work made of etching and engraving on heavy ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and engraving on heavy ivory laid paper.

Date:

1761

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Italian, 1720-1778

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Title

The Giant Wheel, plate 9 from Imaginary Prisons

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1761

Medium

Etching and engraving on heavy ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 54.5 × 40 cm (21 1/2 × 15 3/4 in.); Plate: 55.3 × 40.8 cm (21 13/16 × 16 1/8 in.); Sheet: 78.1 × 59 cm (30 3/4 × 23 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1922.5599

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