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Framed Etching of a Massive Urn by Piranesi, Plate 549

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Large framed etching of a massive urn by Francesco Piranesi in the style of his father, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, plate 549 #43, signed lower left on plate Cavalier Piranesi Delin, ed inc. Paris edition, ca. 1820 (early 19th century). From the series "Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I (Vases, candelabra, grave stones, sarcophagi, tripods, lamps, and ornaments designed and etched by Cavalieri Giovanni Battista Piranesi)." The massive etching is framed with a grey blue ground and gold double border with French matting with gilded square corners. A large etching of a massive urn with dedication at the top which reads-Al sig. Guglielmo Uyse Cavaliere inglese amatore seguace della belle arti in atto di amicizia which translates roughly as To Mr William Knight Uyse English, amateur follower of the Fine arts in the act of friendship. The image is described at the bottom-Altra veduta laterale del vaso che si vede nella villa dell eccma casa lanti, which translates roughly as another view of the side of the pot that you see in the villa of Eccma's. Catalogue raisonne: Ficacci 773.

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  • Creator
    Francesco Piranesi (Artist)
  • Of the Period
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  • Dimensions
    H 33.5 in. x W 27.5 in. x D 1 in.H 85.09 cm x W 69.85 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    Downingtown, PA
  • Seller Reference Number
    ny8105-2
  • Reference Number
    LU86109451663
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