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Print, Pope Pius VI (1775-1799)

This is a Print. It was created by Francesco Piranesi. It is dated 1782 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is etching on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 19.4 x 13.8 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/16 in.) Sheet: 31.1 x 22.3 cm (12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

printed in black ink, bottom margin: Francise (?) Piranesi inc: Romae. 1782

Cite this object as

Print, Pope Pius VI (1775-1799); Francesco Piranesi (Italian, about 1756 - 1810); Italy; etching on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 19.4 x 13.8 cm (7 5/8 x 5 7/16 in.) Sheet: 31.1 x 22.3 cm (12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8455

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