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Gianbattista Piranesi
Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome

Pars cellarium subterranearum Capitolii, quae antiquitus dicebantur Favisse ...

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Pars cellarium subterranearum Capitolii, quae antiquitus dicebantur Favisse. Original etching, 1762.

Pars cellarium subterranearum Capitolii, quae antiquitus dicebantur Favisse…
Part of the subterranean cellars of the Capitoline Hill, which were called “Favissae” in antiquity …
Pl.XXVI of Il Campio Marzio
Wilton-Ely 588
400 x 285 mm (image plate); 64 x 294 mm (caption plate)
Original etching, 1762.
Signed in the separate caption plate.

£300

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The Campo Marzio
Though not published till 1762, Il Campo Marzio dell’antica Roma, developed from Piranesi’s giant map imaginatively reconstructing the plan of Ancient Rome, largely hidden beneath the medieval and modern city, etched c1755-57, which his friend Robert Adam, then studying in Rome, persuaded him to make the basis of a full-scale treatise, which on the title page Piranesi dedicated to Adam, who shared Piranesi’s concern that contemporary ‘modern’ design could benefit from imaginative uses of antique patterns.

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Pars cellarium subterranearum Capitolii, quae antiquitus dicebantur Favisse. Original etching, 1762.

Prints from the Campo Marzio in this exhibition are: