PIAZZETTA. Etudes de Peinture.

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PIAZZETTA. Etudes de Peinture.
 PIAZZETTA, Giovanni Battista. Etudes de Peinture Dessinées Par Jean Baptiste Piazzetta, Gravees Par Marc Pitteri, Publiées Aux Depens De Jean Baptiste Albrizzi. A Venise, 1764.

Oblong Folio, mm. 289x400; Contemporary half leather binding and marbled paper, gilt title on label at the spine; leaves 5 nn., including title page in red and black ink, pp. 15 with text in French. Frontispiece illustrated by Pitteri, 41 copper plates I-XXXI, XXXIII-IV, XXXVII-XLII, XLVII-XLVIII. This specimen miss 7 plates. A total of, one Vignette on title page, head piece of Earl conte Woronzow, 3 illustrated initials, 1 Final, Portrait of Author, 42 copper plates.

Condition Report

Very rare Venetian illustrated edition. Published at the expense of the Abruzzi, the volume was the last homage to the friend Piazzetta, who died a few years earlier. The work contains the double suite of the Piazzetta painting studios, engraved with the burin by Francesco Bartolozzi and Marco Pitteri respectively. Knox: "For educational purposes, Albrizzi had the shaded drawings cut by Bartolozzi and with perfect shading done by Pitteri: all the subjects are repeated twice." The bright self-portrait of the Venetian painter is of considerable interest. unique etching engraving performed by him. Succi: "With a clear and decisive sign Piazzetta brings out the splendid self-portrait from the pure white of the background. The face, with a defiant and almost provocative attitude, is revealed between the flaps of the hat and the shine of the precious fur, treated with a point that immediately adjusts the reactions of the different materials. "The essay" Avis pour the avangement of a jeune homme dans la peinture "by the Bolognese Gian-Pietro Cavazzoni Zannotti. Morazzoni: "The clear bright squares of the" Painting studios "have an unattainable freshness and a truly communicative gaiety, and it is easy to understand how this" album "in the Veneta Publish Academy, just printed, was imposed on schoolchildren as a compulsory text of study. "Exemplary in the Viero edition, with the continuous numbering of the tables I-XLVIII which also bear the names of the engravers, and with the typographic indication in the anti-vault" Appresso Teodoro Viero Venezia ".Succi 354 e 394-400; Berlin Kat. OS 4773; Knox, G.B. Piazzetta, 1983, pp. 81-82; Morazzoni, p. 129.
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