Francesco Piranesi. “Il teatro d’Ercolano. Alla maestà di Gustavo III re di Svezia promotore munificentissimo delle belle arti.” From Il Teatro d’Ercolano. [Theatre of Herculaneum].
Rome: 1783. 14 ¾ x 19 ¾. Engraving. Laid paper. [dedication plate to King Gustavus III of Sweden]. Very good condition.
Piranesi accompanied his father Giovanni on a trip to Herculaneum, Paestum, and south of Naples in 1778. Giovanni died that year with Francesco taking over his father’s publishing house. Five years later Francesco issued the prints of Herculaneum in 1783.
Other prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and son Francesco: