Girolamo Rossi II (1682-1762) after Antonio Buonamici (fl. 1726) [Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)]

[Antique print, etching, (Piranesi)] Veduta in prospettiva, che rappresenta la metà, alla metà opposta corrispondente, della Camera Sepolcrale de’ Liberti e Servi ec, della Famiglia di Augusto (perspective view middle tomb chamber), published 1756-1784, 1 p.

Plate XXVI 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 a second plate with the description.

Titled below: ‘Veduta in prospettiva, che rappresenta la metà, alla metà opposta corrispondente, della Camera Sepolcrale de’ Liberti e Servi ec, della Famiglia di Augusto…’

Signed on the bottom: ‘Antonio Buonamici delin. / Girolamo Rossi Sculp.

“The plate is ​​one of those engraved by Girolamo Rossi based on a design by Antonio Buonamici for the volume by Francesco Bianchini Camera ed Inscrizioni sepulcrali, where the image is explained in the text as a cross-section of the smaller side of the Chamber, Figure II; it was then modified and reused by Piranesi.[…]” (Giovanna Scaloni, ICG, Rome).

Translated title: Perspective view cut through the middle of the tomb chamber of the freedmen and slaves etc. of the family of Augustus… / Perspectief aanzicht dwars door het midden van de grafkamer van de vrijgelatenen en slaven enz. van de familie van Augustus.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; plate mark: 373 x 483 mm; text plate: 37 x 486, total 555 x790 mm; frayed margins on the very end, otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  326,70

Excl. BTW  270,00

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