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The Giant Wheel

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)

Etching, engraving


Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Giant Wheel

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

The Giant Wheel, 1761

Etching, engraving

54.60h x 40.50w cm


Dimensions:  Plate: 546 x 405 mm. 21 1/2 x 16 in. Sheet: 539 x 396 mm. 21 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.

Reference:  Hind 9 i/iii; Robison 35 iv/viii, second edition, first issue; Wilton-Ely 34, later state
Signature:  Signed in the plate “Piranesi F” lower left
Watermark:  Fleur-de-lys in a double circle
Provenance:  David Tunick, Inc.; to Private collection, U.S.A.