Current Inventory by G. B. Piranesi

Veduta Degli Avanzi Appartenenti alla Casa Aurea di Nerone (Remains of the Golden House of Nero)

Artist: G. B. Piranesi
piranesinero

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Veduta Degli Avanzi Appartenenti alla Casa Aurea di Nerone (View of the Remains of the Golden House of Nero), etching, 1756. First Edition, from the series Le Antichita Romane, Bouchard e Gravier 1756, section XXXIII, figure II [signed, numbered and titled on a scroll lower right, in the plate]. References: Focillon 208, Wilton-Ely 343.   In very good condition aside from slight staining mostly in margins and verso, with full margins,  4 1/4 x 10 1/2, the sheet 9 x 14 3/4 inches. A fine, crisp impression, printed on a stiff cream laid paper. Wilton-Ely notes […]

Read more and view large image >

Quirinal Hill

Artist: G. B. Piranesi
piranesiquirinalhill

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Quirinal Hill, etching, 1745,  [signature lower right, enumeration of locations in the print at margin bottom, in the plate]. 1745. Focillon 95, Wilton-Ely 98. From the Varie Veduti di Roma Anticha e Moderna. In compromised condition: laid down, light stain, tear bottom right, trimmed to or just within plate mark, rubbed area upper right near edge).  5 x 7 1/2 inches. A fair impression. The Quirinal Hill consists of: 1. Pontifical Palace, 2. Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 3. Palazzo della Consulta, 4. Palazzo Rospigliosi, 5. Pontifical Stables and Barracks of the Bodyguard. The Pontifical Palace […]

Read more and view large image >

Veduta dell’interno del Tempio di S. Stefano Rotondo (Interior view of the Church of San Stefano Rotondo)

Artist: G. B. Piranesi
piranesisstefanorotondo

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Veduta dell’interno del Tempio di S. Stefano Rotondo (Interior view of the Church of San Stefano Rotondo), etching, 1756. First Edition, from the series Le Antichita Romane, Bouchard e Gravier 1756, section XXV, figure 2 [signed, numbered and titled in the plate]. References: Focillon 192, Wilton-Ely 327.  In good condition, with margins,  5 1/2 x 8, the sheet 6 1/4 x 9 inches. A very good impression, printed on a stiff cream laid paper. Piranesi developed the plates of the Antichita Romane (Roman Antiquities) after eight years of careful study and excavation. His aim, as with […]

Read more and view large image >

Fontana di Trevi (The Trevi Fountain)

Artist: G. B. Piranesi
piranesitrevifountain

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Fontana di Trevi (The Trevi Fountain), etching, 1745,  [signature lower left; title center, in the plate]. 1741. Focillon 94, Wilton-Ely 89. From the First Edition of Varie Veduti di Roma Anticha e Moderna. In very good condition, the full sheet with wide margins. A very good impression, monumental in scope although in a small-scale format (5 1/8  x 7 1/8  inches). With margins (sheet is 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches).  Printed on a firm cream laid paper. The Fontana di Trevi is one of the earliest of the Varie Veduti; it was included in the […]

Read more and view large image >