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The Giant Wheel

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778, Italian)

Etching, engraving

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Giant Wheel

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
The Giant Wheel



Date: 1761
Series: Le Carceri d’Invenzione
Medium: Etching, engraving
Dimensions: Sheet: 546 x 405 mm. 21 1/2 x 16 in. Image: 539 x 396 mm. 21 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.
References: Hind 9 i/iii; Robison 35 iv/viii, second edition, first issue; Wilton-Ely 34, later state
Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in a double circle
Provenance: Channel Thirteen auction, 1982; to David Tunick, Inc., 2009; to Private collection, U.S.A.