Freeman's Auction
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
(italian, 1720-1778)
"THE ARCH WITH A SHELL ORNAMENT"
plate xi from "carceri d'invenzione"
1749, printed 1770s or later, the sixth state of seven, with margins. Etching and engraving on laid paper.
image: 16 x 21 9/16 in. (40.6 x 54.8cm)
sheet: 18 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (46.4 x 59.1cm)
[Robison, 37 VI]
provenance:
Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, D.C.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Sold for $2,125 (buyer's premium included)