Artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778
  • The Man on the Rack
  • Prisons (series title)
Date 1761
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 22 1/4 × 16 3/8 inches (56.5 × 41.6 cm)
Sheet: 31 1/2 × 22 inches (80 × 55.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.62
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right: Piranesi F.
Inscriptions Inscribed in plate, lower center: Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice vicino alla Trinita de' Monti, Fogli Sedici, al prezzo di paoli venti.
In pencil, lower right margin: H. 2 | Before II above
Thomas Weld (Lulworth, England);
Alden Galleries;
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)