Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Antichità Romane

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Antichità Romane
Etching - Plate signed - 1756

Enlarged demonstration of some of the components of the Serraglio delle Fiere manufactured by Domiziano.

A. Entirely ruined components of the frame.
B. Boulders for manufacture, on which appear different holes, made to put them in place
C. Scissor hole, into which the rope was inserted to raise the stone.
D. Lever hole
E. Holes for the pins chaining the stones.

Piranesi Archit. dis. inc.
From the series “Le Antichità Romane”, first edition from 1756, published by Bouchard and Gravier.

First edition, published by Piranesi in 1756.
Watermark, a fleur-de-lis inscribed in a circle and, outside, two letters “CB”, strong laid paper with a fresh print, excellently inked.

Lot details
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Title of artwork
Antichità Romane
Plate signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
251×396 mm
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