Francesco Piranesi. Plate 45. “Vue Intérieure d’une Boutique dépendante de la dernière maison place à droîte en entrant dans la Ville de Pompeïa” [Interior view of a shop last on the right before entering the city of Pompeii]. From Antiquités de Pompeïa.
Paris: 1804. 14 ¾ x 21 ¾. With several vertical and horizontal soft folds. Print has been professionally conserved.
An image from a series of dramatic views of the ruins of Pompeii by Francesco Piranesi. These views were based on the drawings and notes of Francesco’s famous father Giovanni Baptiste Piranesi, who visited Pompeii in the 1770s. The style of Francesco’s prints are similar to those of his father’s, with strong, rich evocations of this ancient site.
Other prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and son Francesco: