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Large Piranesi etching from the Views of Rome 1752

Large Piranesi etching from the Views of Rome 1752

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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1800: Item # 1333168

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A large etching titled, “Veduta della Gran Curia Innocenziana,” (View of the Palazzo di Monetcitorio) part of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s folio of Views of Rome, first published in 1752. The etchings were often reproduced, but this one has both the correct heavy laid paper with appropriate watermark and the center crease where it was folded into the original folio. It has good margins beyond the plate mark. Sheet size 21 ¼ x 29 ¾ inches (54 x 75.4 cm). Image (to plate marks) 15 7/8 x 24 ¼ inches (40.5 x 61.5 cm). Frame 24 ¼ x 32 1/8 inches (40,5 x 81.5 cm).

Condition: Very good for the age, though there is some soiling and foxing of the margins an old repair to the margin on the lower left, softness to the upper left corner and the center crease. T mounted, not laid down.

Very nice image with good clear printing. The watermark is number 3 in Hind and 23 on his list.