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.

Chimneypiece for John Hope

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Commode

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Fountain

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

design for a side table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

designs for two commodes

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for a monumental candelabrum

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for part of a table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Wine Cooler

Edward Barnard & Sons