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Print, The Drawbridge, plate VII from the series Carceri d'Invenzione, 1745 (printed later)

This is a print. It was created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. It is dated 1745 (printed later) and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is etching on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Gertrude W. Lewis. It is credited Gift of Gertrude W. Lewis.

Its dimensions are

55.7 x 41.3 cm (21 15/16 x 16 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

upper left, Calcografia number 355.

Cite this object as

Print, The Drawbridge, plate VII from the series Carceri d'Invenzione, 1745 (printed later); Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778); Italy; etching on white laid paper; 55.7 x 41.3 cm (21 15/16 x 16 1/4 in.); Gift of Gertrude W. Lewis; 1959-182-6

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