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Two Italian Engraving Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Lot 0077 Details

Description
Two Italian Engraving Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Each framed
Size: 6 x 11 in.
Frame: 21 1/2 x 26 in.
Giovanni Battista (or Giambattista) Piranesi 1720 –1778Piranesi was born in Mogliano Veneto, near Treviso, then part of the Republic of Venice. His father was a stonemason. His brother Andrea introduced him to Latin language and the ancient civilization, and later he was apprenticed under his uncle, Matteo Lucchesi, who was a leading architect in Magistrato delle Acque, the state organization responsible for engineering and restoring historical buildings.From 1740, he had an opportunity to work in Rome as a draughtsman for Marco Foscarini, the Venetian ambassador of the new Pope Benedict XIV. He resided in the Palazzo Venezia and studied under Giuseppe Vasi, who introduced him to the art of etching and engraving of the city and its monuments. Giuseppe Vasi found Piranesi's talent was beyond engraving. According to Legrand, Vasi told Piranesi that "you are too much of a painter, my friend, to be an engraver."



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Two Italian Engraving Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Estimate $250 - $300
Aug 18, 2020
Starting Price $150
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0077: Two Italian Engraving Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Lot 0077 Details

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Two Italian Engraving Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Each framed
Size: 6 x 11 in.
Frame: 21 1/2 x 26 in.
Giovanni Battista (or Giambattista) Piranesi 1720 –1778Piranesi was born in Mogliano Veneto, near Treviso, then part of the Republic of Venice. His father was a stonemason. His brother Andrea introduced him to Latin language and the ancient civilization, and later he was apprenticed under his uncle, Matteo Lucchesi, who was a leading architect in Magistrato delle Acque, the state organization responsible for engineering and restoring historical buildings.From 1740, he had an opportunity to work in Rome as a draughtsman for Marco Foscarini, the Venetian ambassador of the new Pope Benedict XIV. He resided in the Palazzo Venezia and studied under Giuseppe Vasi, who introduced him to the art of etching and engraving of the city and its monuments. Giuseppe Vasi found Piranesi's talent was beyond engraving. According to Legrand, Vasi told Piranesi that "you are too much of a painter, my friend, to be an engraver."



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