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PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista (1720--1778)
[Dimostrazione dell'emissario del Lago di Fucino.]
Dimostrazioni dell'emissario del Lago Fvcino.
[Rome]: [F. Piranesi], [1791].
Etching with engraving, printed on 2 joined sheets ; 50.0 x 125.0 cm. (image)

The title is inscribed in a stone tablet towards the bottom left corner of the image. Signed: Cav. Gio Batta. Piranesi delineo e incise a l'acquaforte. Cav. Francesco Piranesi incise a bollino. A separately published print, described in the 1792 catalogue of Piranesi publications as 'designé par ... Jean-Baptiste l'an 1760, et achevé par le Chev. François Piranesi ... en deux feuilles l'année 1791' (quoted Hind, Piranesi, p. 87). It was later included among the miscellaneous group of engravings by Francesco Piranesi that form vol. 23 of the collected Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Francesco Piranesi e d'altri issued in Paris by Firmin Didot between 1829 and 1839. For a digital reproduction of the two sections of the print see the University of Tokyo website 'Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi', Kamei Collection, nos. 1024--5 at http://www.picure.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp:8080/FMPro?-db=sougouwebcp.fp5&-format=%2fdetail%5fcdml%5fe.html&-sortfield=image%5fid&-op=eq&volume=23&-max=1&-skip=13&-token.0=25&-find=. (Accessed 8 February 2008.)

Copy Notes In a miscellaneous group of engravings by Francesco Piranesi bound at the end of a copy of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Differentes vues ... de Pesto [Rome 1778], q.v.

Binding C19th half diced calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, marbled edges, gilt-tooled spine, gilt lettered 'Colonna/ Traiano/ Pesto Adriana/ Pompei, &c.' Uniformly bound with Vedute di Roma [1747--1787] (q.v.) and Vasi candelabri cippi... [1778--1791] (q.v.).

Reference Number 6445


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