Capriccio known as The Skeletons

Coronavirus update: Our printing service continues to operate as usual, with framed and unframed prints available for delivery in normal timescales. We would like to reassure our customers that we are observing government advice on COVID-19 and adhering to all guidance and best practice.

RIBApix ref no RIBA125913
Artist/PhotographerPiranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)
Subject Date1747
Image Date1747
ViewExterior
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSB101/2(1)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This print is from a suite of four untitled plates, known as the `Grotteschi'. Probably first published in 1747 or 1748, and often reprinted, this copy was probably published during the 1760s. The plates, showing fantastic arrangements of human and architectural remains, were among Piranesi's earliest publications.

Subject tags

ruins, mystery