Lot 85 of 271:
Piranesi, Veduta Dell' Esterno Della Gran Basilica  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Veduta Dell' Esterno Della Gran Basilica Di S. Pietro in Vaticano
Author:
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Place:
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Date:
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Description:

Original etching on heavy laid paper, fold.  40x60.3 cm (15¾x23¾"); paper: 52x74.5 cm (20½x23¾")

A plate from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma. The remains of Rome kindled Piranesi's enthusiasm. Informed by his experience in Venice and his study of the works of Marco Ricci and particularly Giovanni Paolo Panini, he appreciated not only the engineering of the ancient buildings but also the poetic aspects of the ruins. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Small split at foot of fold, dampstaining and toning in margins.
 
Item number:
302542
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