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Title The Smoking Fire
Material and technique Etching
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 536 mm
Width 398 mm
Artists Graphic artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Publisher: Giovanni Bouchard
Accession number L 1952/17 (PK)
Credits Purchased with the support of Lucas van Leyden Foundation, 1952
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1952
Creation date in 1749-1750
Signature no signature
Watermark fleur-del-lis in circle with letter F below? (60 x 56 mm, lower center, to the left, P3 from below, insufficiently legible; vV, 16P, plano)
Provenance ; - ; art dealers Colnaghi, London; Purchased with the support of Lucas van Leyden Foundation, 1952
Exhibitions Rotterdam 1953; Maastricht 1998; Rotterdam 1998; Rotterdam 2006; Rotterdam 2019; Rotterdam 2022
Internal exhibitions Piranesi . Canaletto . Tiepolo: prenten uit de collectie Bierens de Haan, een keuze van oud-directeur J.C. Ebbinge Wubben (2006)
Piranesi (2022)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - De duizelingwekkende verbeelding van Piranesi (2019)
Research Show research Piranesi on Paper
Literature Focillon 1918, no. 29; Hind 1922, no. 6; Rotterdam 1953, nos. 1-14; Robison 1986, no. 32; Wilton-Ely 1994, no. 31
Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Venetië 1720 - Rome 1778

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