Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 6 (FF)
Location Notes:
FF; Drawer 6

Piranesi: Drawings and Etchings from The Arthur M. Sackler Collection

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.59.7
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
circa 1975
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Sketch of building with vaulted ceilings, grand staircases, and a tower.
Historical Context:
Francesco Piranesi was an Italian engraver, etcher, and architect. He was trained by his more famous father Giovanni Battista Piranesi in Rome, but he worked for a long time in France where he lived during the French Revolution. At the time of his death, he was considered the best engraver in Europe, fully dedicating himself to his work under imperial decree of Emperor Napoleon.