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Hadrian's Mausoleum

1836

$4,000

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Original Piranesi engraving of the foundations of Hadrian's Mausoleum cross section, full title: "Nella Tav. precedente si sono dimostrati gli avanzi del Mausoleo, e del Ponte d'Elio Adriano sino da loro fondam. ti nella presente si riporta il taglio, o sia spaccato de' medesimi..." (In the previous plate the remains of the Mausoleum and the Bridge of Hadrian were illustrated right through to their foundations. In the present plates a cut away or section of the same is shown...). The Mausoleum of Hadrian, also known as Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel), is a monumental building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. This cylindrical structure was once the tallest building in Rome. This engraving was printed by Piero and Francesco Piranesi, the two sons and collaborators of their father Giovanni Battista Piranesi. In addition to being an artist and engraver the elder zPiranesi was also an antique and archeological restorer and dealer in antiquities. His various works dealing with antique architecture, furniture and other decorative arts were to have a great influence throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Following Piranesi's death in 1778, Piero and Francesco took the original printing plates of their father"s large engravings to Paris and between 1806 and 1836 printed editions on heavy French white paper stock, easily distinguishable from darker and often faded chain paper of the earlier 18th century Italian editions. The beauty of the later editions printed by Piero and Francesco Piranesi lies in the contrast of the white paper and the richly inked, impeccably engraved images. Sheet size 33.5 x 23.5 inches.

Details

  • Creation Year
    1836
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • After
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778, Italian)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JZ 8-14-211stDibs: LU5188615042

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