• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 199

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

    A collection of sixteen plates from 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide'

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
    A collection of sixteen plates from 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide'
    etchings, published Rome, 1774-1779, bound within original sponged boards with red morocco spine and gilt lettering in compartments
    S. 31 x 42in. (78.8 x 106.7cm.) and smaller
    with with two etchings of Bas-reliefs removed from Trajan's Column by Francesco Piranesi from the same series


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    Literature

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Coplete Etchings Vol. II John Wilton-Ely nos. 685,686,688,689,690,691,692,699,703,704,705,709,710 ,714