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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Property from the Collection of Lamberto Vitali
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

Grotteschi (Focillon 20-23; Hind 24-27; Robison 21-24)

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Grotteschi (Focillon 20-23; Hind 24-27; Robison 21-24)
the complete set of four etchings with engraving and drypoint, 1747, three with Fleur-de-Lys in Single Circle watermarks (probably R. 10, dated early 1750s), the Monumental Tablet (R. 24) with Crossbow watermark (R. 50, dated 1747-49), very fine, early impressions, printing strongly yet with great modulation and subtlety, tonal and with fine wiping marks in places, R. 21 and 23 second state (of five), R. 22 and 24 first state (of five and four respectively), all with 10-20 mm. margins all around, with vertical central folds, some minor staining in the margins, R. 24 with the central fold split and backed at the lower sheet edge, generally in good condition
P. 385 x 538 mm. , S. 413 x 565 mm. (and similar)

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