Piranesi, Giovanni B.   [various architectural fragment details].
Piranesi, Giovanni B.   [various architectural fragment details].
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Giovanni B. Piranesi.  [various architectural fragment details].  From Della Magnificenza ed Architectura de’Romani.  

Rome, 1761.  17 x 27 3/8.   Engraving.  Laid paper.  Very good condition.  W-E798.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) is renowned for his splendid views of ancient and modern Rome.  In a life time dedicated to recording these magnificent buildings and mysterious ruins, he created a prodigious oeuvre of  dramatic and moving images.  His best know series, issued circa 1778, was the  large scale Vedute di Roma.  This impressive print is from an earlier series issued in 1761.

Other prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and son Francesco:

Altar of Bacchus

Cinerary urns (2)Marble Candelabrum

Marble trireme on pedestal

Ornamental tripod & vases

Pompeiian Shop Interior

Portico of the Pantheon

Temple of Vesta (side view)

Temple of Vesta ornamentation

Temple of Vesta (prospect)

Theater of Herculaneum

Trophies of Octavian (helmet & 3 shields)

Trophies of Octavian (cuirass, shield & spear)

Villa of Maecenas