Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Pile cinerarie di marmo, esistenti nella Villa Corsini fuori di Porta S. Pancrazio. (Marmeren urnen bij Villa Corsini), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

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

Titled below: ‘Pile cinerarie di marmo, esistenti nella Villa Corsini fuori di Porta S. Pancrazio

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

“The plate illustrates in detail a singular typology of cinerary piles found in Villa Corsini, obtained from a single block of marble.
The work is etched and taken up with a burin where it was necessary to intensify the chiaroscuro.[…]” (Giovanna Scaloni, ICG, Rome)

Translated title: Cinerary vessels (funerary vases) of marble in the Villa Corsini outside Porta San Pancrazio / Begrafenis urnen van marmer in de Villa Corsini buiten Porta San Pancrazio.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate with illustration: 394 x 477 mm; text plate: 49 x 478 mm; total 557 x 802 mm; some tiny holes within plate, somewhat frayed end margins, otherwise in great condition.

Incl. BTW  193,60

Excl. BTW  160,00

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