Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1720-1778 ~ Italian

Veduta dell'Intero dell'Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo

$795.00

An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Veduta interna della Basilica

$750.00

This is an original very early Giovanni Piranesi etching. It is titled: "Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano vicino alla Tribuna", meaning
"Internal view of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican near the Tribuna." It was from the Vedute di Roma series, which Piranesi is best known for. These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It appears in the Hind catalog as image number 102. The image measures 19 1/4 X 26 1/4 inches on 21 X 28 1/4 inch laid paper. This printing is from the 1st Paris edition, created between 1800-1807 when the family brought the original plates to Paris. There is a "2V" after the signature that dates this etching and makes this the 2nd state of three. A very rich impression not seen in the later restrikes.

Iscrizioni delle Camere Sepolcrali

$225.00

A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. The full title is "Iscrizioni nelle Camere sepolcrali de' Liberti, e Servi, ec. della Famiglia di Augusto," which means "Inscriptions in the burial chambers of the Liberti, and Servi, etc. of the Family of Augustus." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. State III/III. Catalog: Ficacci 308. The plate measures 15 1/2 by 19 inches on 22 1/4 28 3/4 inch paper. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Parte della gran Muraglia

$225.00

A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. Image measures 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 22 1/4 x 16 inch paper. The full title is "Parte della gran Muraglia, la quale circondava la grand'Area dell'Ustrino," meaning "Part of the wall which surrounded the crematorium." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. Catalog: Ficacci 281. From a later edition. III/IV. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.