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Auction 138, Lot 689

"Altra Veduta Degli Avanzi del Pronao del Tempio della Concordia", Piranesi, Francesco

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1774 (circa)

Publication: Vedute di Roma

Color: Black & White

27.5 x 18.3 inches
69.9 x 46.5 cm

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian artist and engraver who is famous for creating a series of views of Rome, and was one of the most influential artists in the development of the neoclassical style of the late 18th century. Following Piranesi’s death in 1778, his heirs continued to publish his works, first from Rome and then from Paris, reissuing his etchings until 1839. This view depicts the Temple of Saturn in the foreground. A legend within the title cartouche identifies the Arch of Septimus Severus and the Santi Luca e Martina church. Piranesi's imprint is at bottom left. This is the third state, published in Paris by Firmin-Didot.

References: Hind (Giovanni Battista Piranesi) #110-III.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on sturdy paper, with a tear that enters image 4" at upper left and a chip in bottom blank margin that have both been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/7/2011