Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Veduta di un Sepolcro fuori di Porta del Popolo sull’antica Via Cassia… [Tomba di Nerone / Nero’s tomb], published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XIV 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. One plate with the illustration and description.

Titled below: ‘Veduta di un Sepolcro fuori di Porta del Popolo sull’antica Via Cassia

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

“The plate reproduces the sarcophagus of the prefect Publio Vibio Mariano and his wife Regina Maxima (second half of the third century BC), more commonly known since the Middle Ages with the name of “Nero’s tomb”[…]” (Ciro Salinitro, ICG, Rome)

Translated title: View of a tomb outside the Porta del Popolo on the ancient Via Cassia, five miles from Rome, commonly called the Tomb of Nero./ Gezicht op een graf buiten de Porta del Popolo aan de oude Via Cassia, vijf mijl van Rome, normaliter genoemd het graf van Nero.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 603 x 398 mm; total 800 x 555 mm; some tiny holes within plate, somewhat frayed end margins, small tear on the left margin, otherwise in great condition.

Incl. BTW  254,10

Excl. BTW  210,00


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