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
19×13 IN.

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.

$ 850