Title. Giovanni Battista Piranesi Mozano di Mestre, Italy, 1720 – Rome 1778. Buy The Prisons / Le Carceri (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) Bilingual by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (ISBN: 0800759475513) from Amazon's Book Store. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, also called Giambattista Piranesi, (born October 4, 1720, Mestre, near Venice [Italy]—died November 9, 1778, Rome, Papal States), Italian draftsman, printmaker, architect, and art theorist. His large prints depicting the buildings of classical and postclassical Rome and its vicinity contributed considerably to Rome’s fame and to the growth of classical archaeology and to the … The Round Tower From the series "I Carceri" Artist. Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Dimensions. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 55.3 x 42.4 cm (sheet), 54 x 41 cm (platemark) Credits. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Man on the Rack, 1761, etching (Princeton University Art Museum) Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Pier with Chains, 1749-1750, etching (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Piranesi created the series of convoluted prison interiors, I Carceri , after being influenced by his upbringing in the printmaking scene in Venice.
The Round Tower From the series "I Carceri" Date. Etching, state II/II. Materials.