Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Caeciliae Q Cretici f Metellae Crassi; Parte della Facciata del Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella… (Parts of tomb of Caecilia Metella), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate L from the III out of four volumes collection 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: ‘Parte della Facciata del Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella….’. Caeciliae Q Cretici f Metellae Crassi.

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

Translated title: Part of the façade of the tomb of Caecilia Metella with the ornaments which exist today.

About mausoleum of Caecilia Metella, wife of the Triumvir Marcus Crassus, situated in the ancient Appian Way, not far from the Church of S. Sebastiano fuori delle Mura [St. Sebastian outside the Walls…].

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 427 x 612 mm; total 560 x 813 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, a small stain on the top external margin, otherwise in great condition. A small tear at the bottom margin. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  296,45

Excl. BTW  245,00

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