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Gianbattista Piranesi
Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome

Ponte Lucano & the Tomb of the Plautii

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Ponte Lucano & the Tomb of the Plautii. Original etching, c1763.

Ponte Lucano & the Tomb of the Plautii
Hind 68 i/iv
450 x 650 mm
Original etching, 1763.
The plate signed.
First state, with Piranesi’s address and price.
A lifetime impression.
With the usual central fold.

£2000

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The Vedute di Roma
The 135 large double folio sized plates of the Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), which had immediate and continuing success, were etched by Piranesi from the later 1740’s until the end of his life. The plates produced up to 1760 were first published by Bouchard e Gravier; those post 1760 were published in his lifetime by Piranesi himself, from the Palazzo Tomati.

Piranesi very rarely dated his etchings. Up to 1764/65 he signed the plates Piranesi fecit. From 1766, after he was knighted by the Pope, Clement XIII, he signed Cavaliere Piranesi.

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Ponte Lucano & the Tomb of the Plautii. Original etching, c1763.

Ponte Lucano is the ancient Roman stone bridge over the river Aniene, on the Via Tiburtina, in the province of Rome.

A few years later Piranesi etched a close up view of the base of the circular mausoleum of the Plautii at the end of the bridge.

Prints from The Vedute di Roma in this exhibition are: