Freeman's Auction
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
(italian, 1720-1778)
"THE WELL"
plate xiii from the second edition of "carceri d'invenzione"
Circa 1749, printed circa 1770, the fifth state of six, with full margins. Etching and engraving on laid paper.
image: 16 x 21 3/4 in. (40.6 x 55.2cm)
sheet: 21 x 28 in. (53.3 x 71.1cm)
[Robison, 39 V]
provenance:
Pia Gallo Fine Old Master and Modern Prints, New York, New York.
Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, D.C. (acquired directly from the above in 2012).

Estimate $2,500-4,000

Sold for $5,200 (buyer's premium included)