Freeman's Auction
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
(italian, 1720-1778)
"THE PIER WITH THE LAMP"
plate xv from "carceri d'invenzione"
1749, printed circa 1770s or later, sixth state of seven, with wide margins. Etching and engraving on laid paper.
16 1/4 x 21 5/8 in. (41.3 x 54.9cm)
sheet: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1cm)
[Robison, 41 VI]
provenance:
Paul Prouté S.A, Paris, France.
Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, D.C. (acquired directly from the above in 2004).

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Sold for $2,250 (buyer's premium included)