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Piranesi Urn on classical elongated support. Reproduction print.

Piranesi Urn on classical elongated support. Reproduction print.

by Piranesi, Giovanni Battista/Francesco

Heritage Editions print of superior lidded Piranesi Vase.

Reproduction Print of a rare copperplate etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the first great artist of Romanticism, for “Vasi Candelabri Cippiy Sarcofagi Tripodi Lucerne ed Ornamenti Antichi” originally published in Rome between 1773 and 1778.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s dedication to and pursuit of Roman archaeology was acknowledged by his election as Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London in 1757. His love of classical antiquity was reflected in his imaginative restoration when he found, restored and sold them, and his incorporation of elements from them into creations for his patrons and collectors. In 1766 Piranesi was awarded the Order of the Spur by Pope Clement XIII, and from then on he usually signed his work Cavalier Piranesi.

Size: 47 x 34cm (18.1/2 X 13.1/2 inches).

Also on this website are beautiful rare original Piranesi etchings from this series - under Antique Prints>Classical Vases/Urns/Sculptures.
Piranesi was the finest etcher of his time. The three dimensional impression and definition of his etchings is exceptional.

Stock Number: HE118Price: $32.00