Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Two antique prints, etchings, Piranesi] Prospetto esterno dell’avanzo de’ portici circolari del Teatro del Marcello (two plates) (remains of open air theatre of Marcellus, Rome), published 1756-1784, 2 pp.

Plate XXVIII 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. Two plates with illustration and other two with explanatory text below.

Titled below: ‘Prospetto esterno dell’avanzo de’ portici circolari del Teatro del Marcello…’

Signed on the bottom right of the second plate: ‘Piranesi Archit. dis. inc.‘.

Translated title: External view of the remains of the circular arcade of the Theater of Marcellus… / Buitenaanzicht van de overblijfselen van de cirkelvormige arcade van het Theater van Marcellus.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; top plate mark: ca. 446 x 595 mm; text plate ca: 52 x 595 mm; total 558 x 800 mm; frayed end margins, small damp stain on the top left margin; otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark.

Incl. BTW  484,00

Excl. BTW  400,00

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