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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

[Italian Neoclassical Engraver, 1720-1778]

• Also known as:  Giambattista Piranesi
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Original works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteGiovanni Battista Piranesi at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
6 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Round Tower, 1749-50
Round Tower, 1749-50

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
An Ancient Port, 1749
Studies of Four Figures, 1760

Notable SiteGiovanni Battista Piranesi at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Palace interior: two flying Fames crowning a figure

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
15 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The gothic arch, ca.1749-61

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
5 prints online

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
The Gothic Arch, from Imaginary Prisons, 1749-50

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Doorways to the Forum of the Royal Palace

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Carceri d'Invenzione, Plate VI, etching, 1745

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California

Carlos Museum at Emory University, Georgia
View of the Flavian Amphitheater, called the Colosseum

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
Info about a 2007-08 exhibition: "Piranesi as Designer"

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Veduta del Palazzo Stopani

Falmouth Art Gallery, England

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Portico of Octavia: The Entrance Porch, 1760

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
"Piranesi: Engravings from the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia, Spain"

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
La Roue géante, suite des Prisons imaginaires, 1749-50

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain (in Spanish)  
Vedute di Roma

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain (in Spanish)  
Cárcel I

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (in Polish)  
See the Flash presentation on the page: rollover + scroll thumbnails

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
14 works online (out of a total of 181 works listed)

Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Veduta dell Areo di Tito (Arch of Titus)

Palazzo Braschi, Rome, Italy
4 etchings online

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Website for a 2001 exhibition

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Die Treppe mit Trophäen

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
(Click on the artwork title, not the thumbnail, to enlarge the image)

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

Giovanni Battista Piranesi at the The British Museum, London, UK

Tver Art Gallery, Tver, Russia (in Russian)  
The 3rd and 4th thumbnails on the page are prints by Piranesi

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
from Antichita Romanei, 1756

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City
8 works online

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark (in Danish)  

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Search results for "Piranesi"

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
5 works online

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
2 works online when last checked

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGiovanni Battista Piranesi at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGiovanni Battista Piranesi at The Artchive  

Notable SiteGiovanni Battista Piranesi in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Giovanni Battista Piranesi at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Seindal Photo Archive
Engravings from Vedute di Roma

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Online Archive of California
Title page from the Carceri

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Giovanni Battista Piranesi  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Apollo Magazine
2 articles on Piranesi

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Piranesi: The Prisons

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Piranesi: The Complete Etchings


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