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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
(Mogliano Veneto, 720 - Roma, 1778)

Tre splendide incisioni del Piranesi.

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
(Mogliano Veneto, 720 - Roma, 1778)

Tre splendide incisioni del Piranesi.
 
Veduta degli avanzi del Foro di Nerva. Foro di Augusto.
Roma, 1757
Etching and burin. State II/VII. 402x608 mm, wide margins, dated 1757, signed on the plate, watermark “double circle with lily”. Beautiful Roman edition. Some foxing. Series of “Vedute di Roma”.
 
In 1747 Piranesi began work on the Vedute di Roma, a labour of love that he returned to for the rest of his life. This series of 135 individually produced plates were highly influential on the European idea of classical antiquity. The knowledge of ancient building methods that he brought to his archaeological prints led to his election to the Society of Antiquarians of London in 1757. 
After the author's death, in 1778, the plates were inherited by his son Francesco, who took care of its publication first in the capital, and later in Paris. Further editions were produced up to 1835 when the firm of Firmin-Didot acquired the plates. They continued to issue impressions until 1839 when the plates were bought by the Camera Apostolica in Rome. The plates are now housed in the Calcografie Nazionale in Rome. Hind, 42.
 
Bound with: Veduta della Gran Curia innocenziana. Palazzo di Monte Citorio.
Roma, 1752
 
Etching and burin. State III/VII. 406x616 mm, wide margins, dated 1752, signed on the plate. Some foxing. Series of “Vedute di Roma”.
 
In 1747 Piranesi began work on the Vedute di Roma, a labour of love that he returned to for the rest of his life. This series of 135 individually produced plates were highly influential on the European idea of classical antiquity. The knowledge of ancient building methods that he brought to his archaeological prints led to his election to the Society of Antiquarians of London in 1757. 
After the author's death, in 1778, the plates were inherited by his son Francesco, who took care of its publication first in the capital, and later in Paris. Further editions were produced up to 1835 when the firm of Firmin-Didot acquired the plates. They continued to issue impressions until 1839 when the plates were bought by the Camera Apostolica in Rome. The plates are now housed in the Calcografie Nazionale in Rome. Hind, 23
 
Bound with: Veduta del ponte Salario. 
Roma, 1754
 
Etching and burin. State II/V. 407x621 mm, wide margins, dated 1754, signed on the plate. Some foxing. Beautiful Roman edition. Series of “Vedute di Roma”.
 
In 1747 Piranesi began work on the Vedute di Roma, a labour of love that he returned to for the rest of his life. This series of 135 individually produced plates were highly influential on the European idea of classical antiquity. The knowledge of ancient building methods that he brought to his archaeological prints led to his election to the Society of Antiquarians of London in 1757. 
After the author's death, in 1778, the plates were inherited by his son Francesco, who took care of its publication first in the capital, and later in Paris. Further editions were produced up to 1835 when the firm of Firmin-Didot acquired the plates. They continued to issue impressions until 1839 when the plates were bought by the Camera Apostolica in Rome. The plates are now housed in the Calcografie Nazionale in Rome. Hind, 31
 

Bibliography

Hind, 42; Hind 23; Hind 31.
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