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Gianbattista Piranesi
Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome

Title page to
I.B. Piranesi. Lapides Capitolini sive fasti consulares triumphalesq. Romanorum ab Urbe condita usque ad Tiberian Caesarem

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title page to I.B. Piranesi. Lapides Capitolini sive fasti consulares triumphalesq. Romanorum ab Urbe condita usque ad Tiberian Caesarem. Original etching, 1762.

Title page to
I.B. Piranesi. Lapides Capitolini sive fasti consulares triumphalesq. Romanorum ab Urbe condita usque ad Tiberian Caesarem

G. B. Piranesi’s Capitoline Inscriptions or Consular and Triumphal Lists from the Founding of the City to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius Caesar
Wilton-Ely 553
507 x 356 mm
Original etching, 1762.
The plate signed.
Published by Piranesi from the Palazzo Tomati.
Edge mounted in the margins.

£500

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The Lapides Capitolini
Lapides Capitolini, published 1762, is essentially one very large folding plate with explanatory text. It illustrates inscriptions found in the Roman Forum listing all the Consuls, Triumphs and the major Games.

In the 16th century these had been mounted on a wall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, on the Capitoline Hill, in a sculpted frame designed by Michelangelo.

The text was illustrated with three vignettes and prefaced by the title page and a frontispiece dedication.

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title page to I.B. Piranesi. Lapides Capitolini sive fasti consulares triumphalesq. Romanorum ab Urbe condita usque ad Tiberian Caesarem. Original etching, 1762.

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