Jean Barbault (ca. 1718-1762), and Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Cippi di marmo, trovati sul Pavimento della Camera. (Marble tombstones found in the burial chamber), published 1756-1784, 1 p. .

Plate XXVIII 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. Two plates, one with the illustration and title, the second below with the description.

Titled below: ‘Cippi di marmo, trovati sul Pavimento della Camera.’

Signed on the bottom left and right: ‘Piranesi Archit. dis. ed inc.‘ and ‘Barbault scolpì le Figure‘.

 Translated title: Marble tombstones found on the floor of the chamber. Also sacophagi and sculptured relief fragments. Figures by Barbault. Marmeren grafstenen gevonden op de vloer van de grafkamer. Ook sarcofagen en gebeelhouwde relieffragmenten. Gebeeldhouwd door Barbault.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate with illustration: 398 x 598 mm; text plate: 47 x 603 mm; total 555 x 802 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  296,45

Excl. BTW  245,00

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