15 September 2010
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Perspective of Arches, with a Smoking Fire, from: Carceri d'Invenzione (Hind 6; Robison 32)
etching with engraving and sulphur tint, 1760, a very good impression of the first state (of seven), watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a single circle, with margins, with two short repaired tears at the sheet edges, a strip of paper glued to the reverse at the right edge, with traces of old adhesive just showing through in the margin, otherwise in good condition
P. 535 x 397 mm., S. 600 x 455 mm.
Marcel Louis Guérin (L. 1872b).
Georges, an unidentified collector (L. 3416).
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