Plate 8 from Carceri d'Invenzione

The Staircase with Trophies, c. 1761


The Martha T. Wallace Memorial Fund, 1930expand_more  P.11,332

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Piranesi’s detailed studies of ancient Roman architecture sharpened his attention to building materials, such as the rivets in the huge center doors and the long, thin bricks of the arches on the second level.

The Staircase with Trophies
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 08 ii/iii, F.31, Robison 34 v/vi
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Plate 8 from Carceri d'Invenzione