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Print by Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Veduta del Tempio di Ercole nella Città di Cora... (View of , represented by Childs Gallery

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Italian (1720-1778)

Veduta del Tempio di Ercole nella Città di Cora… (View of the temple of Hercules at Cori), 1764

Etching and engraving. Taschen 962; Focillon 784; Wilton-Ely 224; Hind 91 ii/IV. In the same state as the first Paris edition, but printed in a late [posthumous] Roman edition. From the series “Vedute di Roma.” Signed in plate lower left: “Cavalier Piranesi Sc”; titled in plate lower right: “Veduta del Tempio di Ercole nella Città / di Cora, dieci miglia lontano da Velletri.” With extensive inscriptions in plate. The paper is a Roman style paper, significantly thicker than that used in the Paris editions. A fine impression in fine condition aside from slight discoloration, with centerline crease as issued, with full margins.

Signature: Signed in plate lower left