Item 009 - Plate IX, The Giant Wheel

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Plate IX, The Giant Wheel

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CA RBD Piranesi-009

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  • 1800-1809 (Creation)

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55.3 x 40.2 cm

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Print of an etching of a doorway and a large wheel. Some figures on stairs below doorway, and at base of wheel.

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State VII. Watermarks: bird house with three birds and imprinted “FILIA/T DUPUY/AUVERGN/M42” (for more information see Robison, A., Piranesi-early architectural fantasies, 1986, p. 236, no. 83 and p. 233, no. 78), 1800-1830s and first Paris edition, 1800-1809.

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  • Focillon, H. Giovanni Battistia Piranesi, no. 32
  • Hind, A. M., Giovanni Battista Piranesi, no. 9
  • Robison, A., Piranesi-early architectural fantasies, no. 35.

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