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The Triumphal Arch, Plate II from the series of Grotteschi

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi was the most powerful artistic force in printmaking in the Mid-Eighteenth Century. His polymathic interests, technical prowess, boundless energy, and prodigious imagination are embodied in an oeuvre of more than a thousand etchings. Though he is best known for his...

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Gropper Art Gallery (Cambridge, MA); to Linda B. Hardenbergh (Cambridge, MA and Newport Beach, CA), 1964; her gift to MFA, 20 September 2006.

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Gift of Linda B. Hardenbergh in memory of Thomas Eddy Hardenbergh III


Catalogue Raisonné

Focillon 021; Robison 22, 3rd ed., 2nd issue


Platemark: 39.3 x 55 cm (15 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.) Sheet: 52.2 x 68.5 cm (20 9/16 x 26 15/16 in.)

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