5 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
Attributed to Francesco Piranesi (Rome circa 1756-1810 Paris)
An elegant gentleman wearing a tricorn hat, his left arm raised
black chalk, fragmentary watermark encircled device
5 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. (149 x 86 mm.)
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Francesco Piranesi was the eldest son of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Primarily an engraver, he is best known for executing a series of prints after drawings of Rome and Naples by the French artist Louis-Jean Desprez.
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