Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Avanzo della facciata interiore del portico di Ottavia (Remains of the interior façade of the Portico of Octavia), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XL from the fourth and last volume of Le Antichità Romane collecting plates by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, firstly published by Angelo Rotili in Rome between 1756 and 1757. The second edition appeared in 1784. Original wide margins, no traces of binding or folding. Single plate with illustration and explanatory text.

Titled below: ‘Avanzo della facciata interiore del portico di Ottavia…’

Signed on the bottom right: ‘Piranesi Archit. dis. inc.‘.

Translated title: Remains of the interior façade of the Portico of Octavia / Overblijfselen van de binnenzijde van de facade van de Portico van Octavia.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 393 x 599 mm; total 559 x 790 mm; frayed end margins, traces of a damp stain on the top right margin;  otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. VAT  254,10

Excl. VAT  210,00

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