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Chimneypiece in Greek Style

Chimneypiece in Greek Style, 1769 — Giovanni Battista Piranesi
45 cm54 cm

Chimneypiece in Greek Style is a Neoclassical, Etching Printmaking created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in 1769. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is tagged Printmaking, Antiquities, Decorative Artwork, and Fire. Source

From the 'Diverse Maniere', a 67 print series, this image is of a greek inspired chimney.  Like the Imaginary Prison, this print is an imaginary design of what Piranesi dreamed a grecian designed fireplace could aspire to be. 

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