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Gianbattista Piranesi
Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome

Title to
Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed Incise da Giovambatista
(sic) Piranesi

Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title to Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed Incise da Giovambatista (sic) Piranesi. Original etching, 1764.

Title to
Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte
ed Incise da Giovambatista
(sic) Piranesi
Antiquities of Albano and Castel Gandolfo described and etched by Giovam Battista Piranesi
Wilton-Ely 638
501 x 326 mm
Original etching, 1764.
The plate signed and dated.
Edge-mounted.
One small paper defect in the lettering.

£650

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The Antiquità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo
When Piranesi was at work on site at Albano, c1759, making his researches into the Emissarium, Clement XIII visited him and suggested a wider survey of the antiquities of the area, which he would sponsor; resulting in the Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo, which Piranesi published in 1764, with a double folio dedication page to the Pope
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Gianbattista Piranesi, Mozano di Mestre, Venice 1720 – 1778 Rome. Title to Antichità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed Incise da Giovambatista (sic) Piranesi. Original etching, 1764.

On the scroll towards the foot of the plate Piranesi specifies that the shorter column (labelled A) is to be seen in Albano, while the other fragments are found at the Villa Barbarini at Castel Gandolfo and the urn (labeled B), is in the vineyard of the Jesuit Fathers.

Prints from Antiquità d’Albano e di Castel Gandolfo in this exhibition are: