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Lot 655

Piranesi Etching Arch of Severus from Views of Rome

Estimate: $150 - $300

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Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (Italian, 1720-1778), Arco di Settimio Severo [Arch of Septimius Severus], mid to late 18th century, etching on heavy wove paper, no watermark visible in the margins, impression 15 x 23.25 inches, full sheet 19.75 x 29 inches, unframed. A single plate from Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome], Piranesi's famous work, first printed in the late 1740s, showing Roman buildings, ruins and monuments, primarily marketed to European visitors on the Grand Tour. Provenance: from the collection of a retired librarian of art and architecture at Columbia University.

Condition

In good antique condition, light staining in the margins; the sheet appears to have undergone a professional reduction of discoloration at some point.

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