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Vedute Di Roma Disegnate Ed Incise Da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Ve...iano

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2740

Imprint

(In Roma): Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinità de' monti. A paoli due è mezzo., [1747-1766?]

Physical Description

[84] dble. pl. [incl. t.-pl.]; 542 mm. (Broadsheet).

Responsibility Note

All plates but three ([12], [62], [68]]) are signed as made (or drawn and/or engraved) by Piranesi. Most plates carry the imprint, 'Presso l'Autore' (sometimes with the full address, and in one case [pl.80] with the words 'In Roma') - but not plates 6, 13, 32, 52, 63, 64, 67-9, 71, 73-8, 81-4.

References

National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, 4 (2000), 86; RIBA, Early printed books, 3 (1999), no. 2569; Giovanni Battista Piranesi: the complete etchings, ed. G. Wilson-Ely (1994), 134-268; Piranesi: Rome recorded, 1-135; J. Wilton-Ely, Piranesi [exhibition catalogue] (1978), 76-106; A.M. Hind, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1922 repr. 1978), 1-137; H. Focillon, Giovanni-Battista Piranesi (1918 repr. 1964), 719-853.

Summary Note

No publication-date is given on the title-plate; plate [84] appears to carry the date of 1766. The work was begun in 1747 and continued serially until Piranesi's death in 1778, by which time a complete set would have included a title-plate and 134 plates of views; Piranesi's son Francesco added a further two plates. The plates are captioned, and show both ancient and modern buildings in Rome, and some views of Tivoli.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, upper cover gilt-stamped with royal arms of Britain and 'R.A.'; rebacked in 20th century, red and green morocco spine labels lettered 'Vedute di Roma Piranesi', spine lettered 'R..A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Architecture - Italy - Lazio - Rome - Tivoli - History - Description and travel
Views - Vedute - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Armorial bindings - Great Britain - 18th century

Contributors

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, draughtsman, engraver, publisher

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