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    Sale 7570

    Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    2 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1710-1778)

    Carceri d'Invenzione (Focillon 24-27, 29, 31-2; Hind 1-4, 6, 8-9; Robison 29-32, 34-5, 43; Wilton- Ely 26-29, 31, 33-4)

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1710-1778)
    Carceri d'Invenzione (Focillon 24-27, 29, 31-2; Hind 1-4, 6, 8-9; Robison 29-32, 34-5, 43; Wilton- Ely 26-29, 31, 33-4)
    etchings, circa 1749-61, seven plates from the set of sixteen, from the Second Edition, Second Issue, early to mid 1760s, with Roman numerals but before the subsequent re-work, published by the artist, Rome, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a Double Circle (Robison 35), with wide margins, each with the usual central fold, each sheet with guards on the reverse, pale scattered foxing and staining mostly in the margins and verso, generally in good condition, framed
    S. 726 x 534 mm. (and similar) (7)


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