Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
Two Prints: Modo, col quale furono alzati i grossi Travertini, e gli altri Marmi... and Modo, con quale furono alzati le grandi pietre...
Signed "Piranesi Archit. dis. et inc." in the plates l.r.
Etchings on paper, image sizes to 13 3/16 x 23 1/4 in. (33.5 x 59.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Center creases, minor acid burn, not examined out of frames.
Provenance: Swann Galleries, Inc., New York, Sale 1074, September 29, 1977, Lots 198 and 199.
Literature: Luigi Ficacci, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Complete Etchings (Koln: Taschen, 2000), p. 283, cat. nos. 325 and 326.
N.B. The lot is accompanied by an original packing list from Swann Galleries, Inc., and two loose pages from the auction catalog featuring these and 15 other Piranesi works, the impressions being described therein as late 18th century.
Titles in English are: Means by which blocks of marble were lifted, and The lifting instrument called the Ulivella.
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