Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

[Two antique prints, etchings, Piranesi] Sezione di uno de’ cunei del Teatro di Marcello (two plates) (Parts of open air theatre of Marcellus, Rome), published 1756-1784, 2 pp.

Plate XXX 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. One single plates with illustration, first page with another plate with explanatory text below.

Titled below: ‘Sezione di uno de’ cunei del Teatro di Marcello…’

Signed on the top right of the second plate: ‘Piranesi Archit. dis. et scul.‘.

Translated title: Section of one of the banks of seats in the Theater of Marcellus facing the Via de’ Senatori / Gedeelte van theater Marcellus, theatrum Marcelli, Teoatro di Marcello, ancient open-air theatre in Rome.

Etching with some interventions in burin on hand laid paper, with broad margins; top plate mark: ca. 402 x 255 mm; text plate ca: 52 x 255 mm; total 565 x 432 mm; frayed end margins, left margin of the first plate with some dirt and damages; otherwise in great condition. Visible watermark on the first plate.

Incl. BTW  484,00

Excl. BTW  400,00

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