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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:The Monumental Tablet from the series Grotteschi [Grotesques]
Date Made:ca. 1748
Materials:Etching with engraving, drypoint, and burnishing , black ink on laid paper
Measurements:Mat: 24 in x 30 in; 60.96 cm x 76.2 cm; Sheet: 20 3/8 in x 28 13/16 in; 51.7525 cm x 73.18375 cm; Image: 15 1/4 in x 21 in; 38.735 cm x 53.34 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signature: recto, lwr. left (printed, within image): PIRANESI INV. INCISE, E VENDE DI RIMPETTO / ALL’ACADEMIA DI FRANCIA IN ROMA ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (brown ink): n7
Accession Number:  MH 1989.L17.26
Credit Line:Anonymous Loan

Imagined scene made to look as if it is an old, wrinkled paper, the edges of which are lifting along the bottom and right edges. Various pieces of carved stone litter the picture along with medallions, chains, shields, acanthus leaves and several skulls. Some barrels are in the upper left.

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