1 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,250
Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
The Pier with a Lamp, from Carceri d'Invenzione (Hind 15; Robison 41)
etching and engraving, circa 1749-61, fifth state (of seven), from the Second Edition, Third Issue, mid 1760s to early 1770s, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a Double Circle, the full sheet, with the usual central fold, pale time and light staining mostly visible on the reverse, a paper guard along the left sheet edge verso, otherwise in good condition; with The Man on a Rack (R. 43), by the same hand, Second Edition, Fourth Issue, in very good condition
P. 412 x 547 mm., S. 432 x 570 mm. (2)
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an unidentified mark on the reverse
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