Item 015 - Plate XV, The Pier with A Lamp

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Plate XV, The Pier with A Lamp

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CA RBD Piranesi-015

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  • 1800-1809 (Creation)

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41 x 54.6 cm

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Print of an etching of a pillar between two large arches, with other arches, stairs, and bridges in the background. The pillar has a lamp on it, and is decorated with sculptures of heads with large metal rings in their mouths.

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State VI. Watermarks: imprinted “FILIA/T DUPUY/AUVERGN/M42” and two birds joined together (for more information see Robison, A., Piranesi-early architectural fantasies, 1986, p. 233, no. 78 and p. 238, no. 90), first Paris edition, 1800-1809 and 1800-1830s.

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  • Focillon, H. Giovanni Battistia Piranesi, no. 38
  • Hind, A. M., Giovanni Battista Piranesi, no. 15
  • Robison, A., Piranesi-early architectural fantasies, no. 41.

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