Plate 10 from Carceri d'Invenzione

Prisoners on a Projecting Platform, c. 1761


The Martha T. Wallace Memorial Fund, 1930expand_more  P.11,334

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This demonic scene combines the horror of prisoners suffering in brutal surroundings with a symphony of rhythms consisting of curves and angles, darkness and light.

Prisoners on a Projecting Platform
Artist Life
Italian, 1720–1778
Accession Number
Erbach-Erbach family, Schloss Erbach Hofbibliothek, Erbach (Odenwald), Germany. F. H. Bresler Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind prisons 10 ii/iii, F.33, Robison 36 v/vi
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Plate 10 from Carceri d'Invenzione