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Gianbattista Piranesi
Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome

Title page to
Volume IV of Le Antichità Romane di Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano. Tomo Quarto, continente i Ponti antichi, gli Avanci de’ Teatri, de’ Portici e di altri Monumenti di Roma

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title page to Volume IV of Le Antichità Romane di Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano. Tomo Quarto, continente i Ponti antichi, gli Avanci de’ Teatri, de’ Portici e di altri Monumenti di Roma. Original etching, c1755.

Title page to
Volume IV of Le Antichità Romane di Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano. Tomo Quarto, continente i Ponti antichi, gli Avanci de’ Teatri, de’ Portici e di altri Monumenti di Roma

The Antiquities of Rome by Giambattista Piranesi, Venetian Architect. Volume Four, containing the Ancient Bridges, the Remains of Theatres, of Porticoes and of other Monuments of Rome
Wilton-Ely 470
396 x 255 mm
Original etching, c1755-56.
Signed at the foot and numbered in the top left corner.
Edge mounted in the margins.

£500

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Le Antichità di Roma
The ultimately four volumes of 250 plates of Roman Antiquities began with eleven plates published in 1750 as Camera sepolcrali degli Antichi Romani le quale esistono dentro e fuori de Roma (ancient tombs in and around Rome) expanded in the following years and published in 1756 as Le Antichità di Roma.

Volumes II and III were devoted to the extensive remains of funerary monuments in and around Rome.

In recognition of the achievement of Le Antichità Romane Piranesi was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London. (Piranesi’s son Francesco would publish a second (posthumous) edition in 1784.)

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title page to Volume IV of Le Antichità Romane di Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano. Tomo Quarto, continente i Ponti antichi, gli Avanci de’ Teatri, de’ Portici e di altri Monumenti di Roma. Original etching, c1755.

The title etched on a broken column beneath a frieze of figures, and other ancient fragments amidst an architectural setting.

Prints from Le Antichità di Roma in this exhibition are: