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Giuseppe Galli Bibiena

Architectural prospect through a wide arch

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena

Architectural prospect through a wide arch

Architectural prospect through a wide arch

Giuseppe Galli Bibiena

Parma 1696 - 1756 Berlin

Architectural prospect through a wide arch


Pen and brown and black ink and gray wash over traces of black chalk, the upper corners made up

483 by 315 mm; 19 by 12 ½ in

The sheet is tightly hinge mounted to a modern mount, so it is not currently possible to examine the verso. The sheet has been made up in the upper corners. There is slight toning to the sheet and the brown inks and washes have fractionally sunk in places. There is an old repaired tear to the centre of the right edge and repaired tears to the lower edge. The penwork remains in predominantly good condition with the overall image strong. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

André-Denis Bérard, Paris (1806-1873), (L.75);
Jordan M. Whitelaw, Boston
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Drawings by the Bibiena Family, 1968, no. 29
This design, engraved by Johann Andreas Pfeffel (1674-1748), is found in the 1740 Augsburg edition of Bibiena's Architetture, E Prospettive Dedicate Alla Maestà Di Carlo Sesto Imperador De' Romani Da Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, Suo Primo Ingegner Teatrale, Ed Architetto, Inventore Delle Medesime. The subject depicted is taken from the Passion of Christ, with the tiny figure of Christ, his hands already bound, depicted beginning to descend the staircase.