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An image of Prisons by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

(Italy 1720 – 1778)

Title
Prisons
Other titles:
Carceri d'invenzione (title page)
Year
1760
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching
Dimensions

54.9 x 41.5 cm platemark; 71.1 x 53.5 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1938
Accession number
6736
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 9. no catalogue numbers

Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 8. no catalogue numbers

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'How Great Thou Art', pg. 12, Sydney, 29 Aug 1998, 12s. Appearing in the Spectrum Arts section.

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 7 (illus.), 8. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (4)

The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980

Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998

Light from Shadow, the role of chiaroscuro in spatial imaging, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 22 Oct 2003–29 Nov 2003