Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Iscrizioni e Frammenti della Stanza sepolcrale vicina a quella di L. Arrunzio., published 1756-1784 (Inscriptions and fragments of tomb chambers), 1 p.

Plate XVII from the II 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. Title within the illustration plate, description on another plate below.

Titled below: ‘Iscrizioni e Frammenti della Stanza sepolcrale vicina a quella di L. Arrunzio.

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

“These three tables [XVII, XVIII and XIX] show some fragments and inscriptions found in the sepulchral chamber discovered in 1736 not far from that of the Arrunzi, as well as the metal nails used to better fix the inscriptions of the deceased embedded in the plaster to the wall, below the respective niches. As can be seen, the inscriptions bear the names of individuals belonging to different families. […].” (Mariasole Garacci, ICG, Rome).

Translated title: Inscriptions and fragments from the tomb chambers near that of L. Arruntius / Inscripties en fragmenten uit de grafkamers nabij die van L. Arruntius.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 445 x 485 mm;  text plate: 49 x 480 mm; total 561 x 805 mm; a damp stain on the right margin, some tiny holes within plate, somewhat frayed end margins with some rubbing, otherwise in great condition.

Incl. BTW  193,60

Excl. BTW  160,00

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