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Lot 239: GIOVANNI B. PIRANESI Le Antichità Romane III: frontispiece.

OLD MASTER THROUGH MODERN PRINTS

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by Swann Auction Galleries

May 1, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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Description: GIOVANNI B. PIRANESI
Le Antichità Romane III: frontispiece.

Etching, 1756. 400x600 mm; 15 3/4x23 1/2 inches, wide margins. Fleur-de-lys in a double-circle watermark (Hind 3). A very good impression with strong contrasts.

Piranesi's rendering of the ancient Circus of Mars in Rome, with neighboring monuments, viewed from the Via Appia. Focillon 287; Wilton-Ely 422.

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