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Print by Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Portrait of Clement XIII, "Portrait du pape Clement XIII ass, represented by Childs Gallery

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Italian (1720-1778)

Portrait of Clement XIII, “Portrait du pape Clement XIII assis, tourne vers la gauche, le main dv, levee por la benediction”, 1761
Etching and engraving

Work also signed by Dominico Cunego (1726-1803): probably Piranesi is responsiblefor architecture in background and Cunego is the actual portraitist. Taschen 436; Focillon 928. From the first Paris edition printed c.1799-1809. Signed lower left: “I. B. Piranesius inventi” and lower right: “D. Cunego et Piraneseus sculpsevunt”. A fine impression in fine condition aside from minor left crease and slight foxing in the full margins.

Signature: Signed lower left