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Print by Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Veduta del Castello dell' Acqua Felice, represented by Childs Gallery

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Italian (1720-1778)

Veduta del Castello dell’ Acqua Felice, 1751
Etching and engraving

Taschen 925, Hind 20, i/V. From the series “Vedute di Roma,” from the first Roman Edition printed 1745-1778. Signed in plate lower right: “Piranesi F.”; titled and inscribed in plate lower center: “Veduta del Castello dell’ Acqua Felice/presso le Terme Diocleziane. 1. Chiesa di S. Maria della Vittoria/Presso l’Autore.”.

A very rich and clear impression in good condition on heavy wove paper, with soft centerline crease as issue, with scattered foxing extending to image and discoloration which could benefit from conservation. Several tears in the right and bottom margins, no more than 1 3/8″, not extending into the image. Slight loss of paper, measuring 3/8″ on the bottom margin and 1/4″ loss on the right margin.

Signature: Signed in plate lower right