The Monumental Tablet
Giovanni Batista Piranesi (1720-1778, Italian)
Date: ca.1750 to late 1780’s
Medium: Etching, engraving, drypoint and scratching
Dimensions: Plate: 393 x 540 mm. 15 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. Sheet: 526 x 723 mm. 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 in.
References: Robison 24 state two of four with rounded corners on left side of plate
Signature: Signed “Piranesi inv; incise e vende dirimpetto all Accademia di Francia in Roma” in bottom left corner of plate
Provenance: Bassenge; 1981 to Private Collection, U.S.A.
Condition: Foxing throughout, although principally on the margins of the sheet. Image struck with light burn.