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Two etchings of marble vases - Giovanni Battista Piranese (1720-1778)
Two etchings of marble vases - Giovanni Battista Piranese (1720-1778) - Engravings & Prints Style
Ref : 80853
1 200 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Cavalier Piranesi del. e inc.
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Paper
Dimensions :
l. 10.63 inch X H. 16.54 inch
Engravings & Prints  - Two etchings of marble vases - Giovanni Battista Piranese (1720-1778)
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Two etchings of marble vases - Giovanni Battista Piranese (1720-1778)

Etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), showing a marble vase with handles in the shape of Griffins. Original by Piranesi after his own drawing, bundled in Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcofagi Tripodi Lucerne ed Ornamenti Antichi, first published in 1778 and printed from 1807-1835, one numbered 66 and the other 78 in the right upper corner.

Vasi Candelabri Cippiy Sarcofagi Tripodi Lucerne ed Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, and other antiquities excavated and made in Italy in the 18th century. At first, the prints were separately issued and sold by Piranesi and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, around 1778.

Full insctription.
66:
Dedicato a sua eccellenza Milord Fortrose peritissimo in tutte le arti liberali;
in atto d'ossequio il cavaliere Gio. Batt.a Piranesi.
Vaso antico di marmo che si vede in Inghilterra presso il signor Dalton cavaliere inglese.
Cavalier Piranesi del. e inc.

78:
In Inghilterra presso il Signor Dalton Cavaliere Inglese
Cavalier Piranesi del. e inc.

Condition.
66:
generally good despite a diagonal fold in the left part of the image and very small imperfections.
78: small damage in the paper in the upper left corner

Dimensions with frame: H 74 x L 59 cm.

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