• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 201

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

    Front view of the Column of Marcus Aurelius, from 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide'

    Price Realised  

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    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
    Front view of the Column of Marcus Aurelius, from 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide'
    etching, published Rome, 1774-1779
    S. 121 x 32¾in. (307.5 x 83.2cm.)
    with the accompanying etching of 'View of the Front of Trajan's Column' from the same series, with one sheet missing
    S. 88 x 32¾in. (223.5 x 83.2cm.) (2)


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    Literature

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Complete Etchings, Vol. II John Wilton-Ely nos. 687,708