No title. Three clocks and two candelabras.
Lower right corner: Nr. 56
Copper etching with wide margins. Rome, 1769
Light age toning. Hardly any other trace of age and use.
38,5 24,5 cm (ca. 15 x 9.6")
The framed pictures are not for sale here! They can give an idea, how the look framed!
PIRANESI - Clocks
Giovanni Battista Piranesi ( 1720-1778), Italian architect, engraver, archeologist of proportion, is widely known as the creator of the famous series: ãVedute di Roma", those striking, imperial folio size and incomperable views of Rome. But Piranesi's oeuvre is a lot wider. Have a look at these excellent etchings of clocks.
The series we show here, come from Piranesi's ãDiverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'archittetura Egizia, Etrusca e Greca con un Ragionamento Apologetico in defesa dell'Archittetura Egizia, e Toscana, opera del Cavaliere Giambattista Piranesi architteto".
(Divers Ways of ornamenting chimney-pieces and all other parts of houses taken from Egyptian, Etruscan, and Grecian architecture with an Apologia in defense of Egyptian and Tuscan architecture, the work of Cavaliere Giambattista Piranesi.)
Copper etchings with wide margins. Rome, 1769
Individual image size given with description
Sheet size for all of these: ca 55 x 38 cm (ca. 21.5 x 15")