104
104
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
A TEMPLE AND A COLONNADE
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT
104
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
A TEMPLE AND A COLONNADE
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
MOGLIANO 1720 - 1778 ROME
A TEMPLE AND A COLONNADE

Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 2 July 1984, lot 126, reproduced p. 73

Catalogue Note

This very small drawing still conveys the sense of space so characteristic of Piranesi.  It is a capriccio composed of classical elements and does not seem to have been used for a print.  It is close in style to a similarly small Sketch of a Prison Interior which is thought to be dated circa 1743.1

1.  Northampton, Mass., Smith College Museum of Art, Piranesi, 1961, p. 6, no. 46, reproduced pl. 7

Old Master Drawings

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