Lot 236: GIOVANNI B. PIRANESI Perspective of Arches, with a Smoking Fire.
May 1, 2013
New York, NY, USALive Auction
GIOVANNI B. PIRANESI
Perspective of Arches, with a Smoking Fire.
Etching, engraving, sulphur tint and open-bite, 1749-50. 549x403 mm; 21 5/8x16 inches, wide margins. Fifth state (of 7). From Carceri d'Invenzione. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear. Hind 6; Robison 32.