5 December 2006
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
The Gothic Arch, from Carceri d'Invenzione (Robison 40)
etching and engraving, ca. 1749-61, fifth state (of six), from the First Paris Edition of 1800-09, watermark T. Dupuy, Auvergne (Robison WM 78), with wide margins, with the usual central fold, a short tear in the lower sheet edge, a spot of printing ink just inside the right sheet edge, pale time staining at the upper sheet edge, otherwise in good condition
P. 415 x 550 mm., S. 565 x 785 mm.
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