Plate 15 from Carceri d'Invenzione

The Pier with the Lamp, c. 1761

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The Martha T. Wallace Memorial Fund, 1930expand_more  P.11,339

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The 1700s taste for the sublime—the sensation of power beyond comprehension—created an audience for dark and mysterious pictures. In our own time, it is this pleasure in terror that fuels the popularity of horror films.

Details
Title
The Pier with the Lamp
Artist Life
Italian, 1720–1778
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.11,339
Provenance
Erbach-Erbach family, Schloss Erbach Hofbibliothek, Erbach (Odenwald), Germany. F. H. Bresler Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind prisons 15 ii/iii, F.38, Robison 41 vi/vii
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Plate 15 from Carceri d'Invenzione