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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778) Six Engravings of Views and Plans of The Pantheon

Auction:
3195B
Lot:
208
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3195B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)

Six Engravings of Views and Plans of The Pantheon
. Most signed in the plates "Cav. Francesco Piranesi..." or "Piranesi f" l.r., titled within the compositions, with plate number in u.r. corners. Engraving and etching on heavy laid paper, plate sizes to 26 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (67.5 x 48.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Some with staining, foxing, toning especially to the edges, handling creases, most with center creases, small tears and wear to the edges of the sheets.
Estimate $300-500

One sheet with watermark of a small house with birds on the roof.

There are two different sheet sizes in the lot, the larger measures 22 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches; the smaller measures roughly 16 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Francesco Piranesi, Ancient Roman architecture, Engraving, Etching, Giovanni Battista, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Piranesi, Printmaking, Visual arts

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