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Piranesi Urn on large carved pedestal. Antique Vase.

Piranesi Urn on large carved pedestal. Antique Vase.

by Piranesi, Giovanni Battista/Francesco

Classical antique vase on heavily carved square base, etched by Francesco Piranesi who inherited his father's artistic talent.

Reproduction Print of a rare copperplate etching from the workshop of 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: HE116Price: $32.00