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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Denmark (1720 -  1788 ) Wikipedia® : Giovanni Battista Piranesi
piranesi giovanni battista Head Of A Young Man, Turned To The Right

Christie's /Jan 24, 2017
56,185.04 - 74,913.38
87,225.00

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Variants on Artist's name :

Piranese Jean-Baptiste

Piranesi Giambattista

Piranesi I.B.

 

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Grand Urna Di Porfido...etc

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Grand Urna Di Porfido...etc

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Lot number: 76
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778), engraving with etching, "Grand Urna Di Porfido...etc.," depicts ruined relief sculpture of classical figures on horseback, framed and matted behind glass, slight wave and discoloration to paper especially in bottom margin, expected wear to frame including flaking and loss to finish, toning to mat, artwork slightly loose from frame, ss: 15 1/2" h. x 23" w
Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Senza Titolo

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Senza Titolo

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Lot number: 877
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TWO GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI ETCHINGS, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778). Printed in 1800. Two matted, of the period prints, Plate #10 titled Luerna antica di Bronzo che si conservano nel museo kircheriano del Collegio Romano (#58356.1); the second, Plate #9 titled Le Lucerne AB sono di Bronzo edi forma molto bizzarra, ed elegante. (#58359.1). Both prints are matted and depict various bronze objects. Both etchings measure 17 5/8" high x 24" wide.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Carceri D’’invenzione

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Carceri D’’invenzione

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Lot number: 218
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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI (1720-1778) Carceri d’’’’’’’’Invenzione the complete set of 16 etchings with engraving, circa 1749-61, on laid paper, most sheets with watermark Fleur-de-Lys in Double Circle (Robison 36), good, strong, atmospheric impressions from the Second Edition, Third Issue, published by the artist, Rome, circa 1765 -74, with the plate numbers in Roman numerals but before the second round of re-work (the final plate was never re-worked), with wide margins, the lower or left sheet edges occasionally trimmed slightly unevenly, with the usual central fold (backed in places on the reverse), generally in good condition, framed Plates 543 x 413 mm., Sheets 765 x 630 mm. (and similar) (16) The Carceri stands apart from the main body of Piranesi's work for several reasons, most important of which is the mystery surrounding the actual purpose of the series. Unlike the other thousand or so etchings he produced over forty years, which essentially set out to record the magnificence of Rome's imperial past and argue for the superiority of Roman culture over that of the Greeks, Piranesi refused to expand upon what these strange, haunting interiors were meant to signify. They show the influence both of his early training in stage design with the Bibiena family in Bologna, and his fascination with architecture, encouraged no doubt by his father's being a stone-mason. The rather theatrical, two-dimensional treatment of the space is certainly reminiscent of a stage backdrop, complete with trompe-l'oeil effects and dramatic lighting. Perhaps they are best understood as the prospectus of a young man anxious to display his virtuosity, for it is only with the radical revisions carried out twelve years later for the Second Edition that we find any overt references to torture and punishment. For individual measurements and a detailed condition report, please go to www.christies.com Provenance With B. Weinreb, London. Acquired from the above by the present owner. Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE FORD FOUNDATION Literature Focillon 24-39; Hind 1-16; Robison 29-44; Wilton-Ely 26-41
Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Head Of A Young Man, Turned To The Right

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Head Of A Young Man, Turned To The Right

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Lot number: 54
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano Veneto 1720-1778 Rome) Head of a young man, turned to the right (recto); Figure studies (verso) traces of black chalk, pen and brown ink (recto); red chalk (verso), irregular edges and the corners cut and made up 9 ½ x 6 5/8 in. (24 x 17 cm.) Head studies are rather infrequent for Piranesi: this drawing of a youth’’’’’’’’s head, caught in a powerful profil perdu, constitutes a rare surviving example to be added to his body of work. If the drawing’’’’’’’’s subject might appear uncommon, its technique is completely aligned with that of Piranesi in the early 1740s. The energetic, highly expressive rendering of the figure is achieved through a combined use of a traditional quill pen and a reed pen in the hair locks, while the shadows are spread throughout the face in pen and ink with rather loose (and entirely characteristic) parallel hatching. The morphology of the face, strongly characterized by pointed features, has been associated with the painted work of Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734) and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), both possible sources of inspiration for Piranesi during his stay in Venice in 1743. Quickly sketched in red chalk, the lively series of figures on the verso is more typical in the artist’’’’’’’’s oeuvre, as proven by comparison with the Five Crouching Figures in The Morgan Library, New York (Gift of J. Scholz, inv. 1983.38), also in red chalk. Figures like these had a specific role in Piranesi working and design practice, as they served as figural insets in his celebrated etchings. Provenance Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2009, lot 96. Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Avanzi Del Mausoleo, E Del Ponte D''elio Adriano

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Avanzi Del Mausoleo, E Del Ponte D''elio Adriano

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian 1720-1778) "...Avanzi del Mausoleo, e del Ponte d''Elio Adriano..." Etching on double-sheet paper, numbered 205 and 205, u.l. and u.r. and 2 of ...206, u.c. in sepia ink; some vertical and scattered creases particularly to the margins, some scattered light toning. Framed.* Sheet size: 527 x 1492 mm (20-3/4 x 58-3/4 in)
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