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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
449
Sold for:
$948$800

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)

Lot of Two Framed Etchings: Veduta degli avanzi del Foro di Nerva, and Avanzi degl'Aquedotti Neroniani...
Signed in the plates. Plate sizes to approx. 19 1/4 x 28 in. (49.2 x 71.4 cm).
Condition: Toning, foxing, Foro with vertical center crease and repair l.r. corner, Aquedotti with tear u.c. and with crease or tear l.c., not examined out of frames.

Literature: Luigi Ficacci, Piranesi, The Complete Etchings, Taschen: Köln, New York: Taschen, c. 2000, plates 966 and 989, respectively.
Estimate $300-350

These have not been examined out of the frames,. The paper is quite fragile. They are believed to be an early printing.

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Luigi Ficacci, early printing, Ancient Roman architecture, Piranesi

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