Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Antique print, etching, Piranesi] Veduta di un’Ingresso alla Stanza Superiore dentro al Masso sepolcrale d’Elio Adriano Imp.e (upper room in mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate X from the fourth and last volume of 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 below.

Titled below: ‘Veduta di un’Ingresso alla Stanza Superiore dentro al Masso sepolcrale d’Elio Adriano Imp.e.’

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

Translated title: View of an entrance to the upper room inside the mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian / Gezicht op de toegang van de bovenste kamer in het mausoleum van Keizer Hadrianus.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 394 x 479 mm; total 555 x 795 mm; somewhat frayed end margins, a small damp stain on the margin above, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  193,60

Excl. BTW  160,00

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