Freeman's Auction
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
(italian, 1720-1778)
"THE STAIRCASE WITH TROPHIES"
plate viii from "carceri d'invenzione"
Circa 1749, printed circa 1770s, the fifth state of seven, with full margins. Etching and engraving on laid paper.
image: 21 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (54.3 x 39.7cm)
sheet: 21 7/8 x 33 in. (55.6 x 83.8cm)
[Robison, 34 V]
provenance:
539 Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, D.C. (acquired directly from the above in 1998).

Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sold for $3,250 (buyer's premium included)