Artist Francesco Polanzani, Italian, 1700-1783
  • Portrait of Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Date 1750
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 15 1/4 × 11 3/8 inches (38.7 × 28.9 cm)
Sheet: 22 1/8 × 16 1/8 inches (56.2 × 41 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund and Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund
Accession Number 42.60
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: F. Polanzani faciebat 1750 Super. permissu.
Inscribed, lower center of image: JO. BAP PIRANESI | VENET. ARCHITECTUS
Thomas Weld, Esq. (Lulworth, England).
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Focillon, H. G.B. Piranesi. Paris, 1963, p. 64.

Hind, A. M. Giovanni Battista Piranesi. London, 1922, p. xii.