Auction 106, Lot 573

"[Engraving of Pisa]", Anon.

Subject: Italy

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.8 x 7.7 inches
30 x 19.6 cm

A finely rendered view of a building project on the outskirts of Pisa. In the foreground the architect is shown discussing his plans with a finely dressed gentleman who is surrounded by his subjects. The laborers are busy with their work. The Tower of Pisa is prominent in the background. The view is a great study in Renaissance costume and the building trade.

References:

Condition: A

Surface soil and creases in margins and one spot in plate, but not in image.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/3/2004

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