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By Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Giant Wheel, Plate Ix From The Carceri At Childs Gallery

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Italian (1720-1778)

The Giant Wheel, Plate IX from the Carceri, 1749
Etching and engraving

Robison 35, viii/ VIII. Plate IX from the Carceri. From the Fifth Edition (1835-1839), with the addition of the number to the top right corner, but before the addition of Calcographia (Sixth Edition) stamps. Signed in the plate lower left: “Piranesi f.”. Roman numeral inscribed in the plate top left: “IX.”; numbered in the late top right: “357”. A fine impression in fine condition. Sheet measures 26 3/4 x 21 inches.