Piranesi as Designer
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the drawbridge (late state), plate vii from the series carceri d’invenzione, ca. 1760s

Etched some ten years after the early version of plate VII (known as The Drawbridge), the late version of plate VII features heightened contrasts and a more specific definition of form. Structural immensity and spatial ambiguity are amplified by the addition of staircases, galleries, and roof structures.