• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

    St. Peter's, with Forecourt and Colonnades, Bird's-eye view, from: Vedute di Roma (Hind 120; Focillon 720)

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
    St. Peter's, with Forecourt and Colonnades, Bird's-eye view, from: Vedute di Roma (Hind 120; Focillon 720)
    etching, 1775, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a Single Circle (Hind 1), a fine impression of Hind's first state (of four), before any numbers, from a contemporary Roman edition printed before 1778, with wide margins, with the usual central fold, moisture staining, several tears and paper losses in the margins, other defects; with The Piazza Navona, with Sant'Agnese on the Left (H. 108; F. 733), etching, Hind's first state (of four), from the same edition
    P. 476 x 710 mm., S. 540 x 790 mm. (H. 120)
    P. 470 x 702 mm., S. 545 x 795 mm. (H. 108) (2)


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