8 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,500
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agonale, from: Vedute di Roma (Hind 108; Focillon 733)
etching, 1773, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a Double Circle with Initials CB (Hind 3; probably Robinson 36), a fine impression of this large and important plate, Hind's first state (of four), before any numbers, from a contemporary Roman edition printed before 1778, with wide margins, with the usual vertical central fold, some very unobtrusive moisture stains in the margins at centre above and below, some very pale scattered foxing in the lower margin, generally in very good condition, framed
P. 468 x 705 mm., S. 510 x 740 mm.
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