Available works by: Giovanni Battista Piranesi  Italian (1720 - 1778)  

Fascinated by the historic grandeur of the monuments of ancient and modern (18th century) Rome, Piranesi spent a lifetime recording the images of Roman remains. An architect by trade, though never accomplished in the profession, and passionate about archeology, Piranesi combined his interests with his creative energy to produce a large body of detailed etchings illustrating the imposing structures of Roman grandeur. Piranesi returned again and again to popular views of Rome to reinterpret scenes from varying angles, lights, and perspectives. Piranesi’s etchings were popular and important souvenirs of Rome for European visitors making the Grand Tour of Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Prisons (Carceri) : A Prison Door Surmounted By A Colossal Wheel-Shaped Opening, Crossed By Beams (The Giant Wheel) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

A Prison Door Surmounted By A Colossal Wheel-Shaped Opening, Crossed By Beams (The Giant Wheel)

Medium: Etching and engraving
Year: Date of plate 1749. Printed ca. 1830s
Publisher: Firmin-Didot, Paris
References: Hind 9iii/iii
Size: 21-1/2 x 16 inches
Stock Number: 46219c
Price: $1600.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : Veduta dell

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720–1778)

Veduta dell' Esterno della Gran basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano (St. Peter's, from the Piazza della Sagrestia)

Series: Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome)
Medium: Etching on laid paper
Year: 1748
Edition : Lifetime Roman impression
References: Hind 5-iii/vii
Size: 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
Description: Double-oval fleur-de-lis watermark
Stock Number: 47088c
Price: $2800.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Smaller Harbour, Called the Porto Di Ripetta (Veduta del Porto di Ripetta) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Smaller Harbour, Called the Porto Di Ripetta (Veduta del Porto di Ripetta)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1753. Printed 1800-1807
Edition : First Paris Edition
References: Hind 28 vi/viii
Size: 15-1/2 x 23-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 46026c
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Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : St. Peter

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

St. Peter's Interior. Beneath the Dome. (Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano vicino alla Tribura)

Series: Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome)
Medium: Etching on laid paper
Year: Date of Plate 1773; printed before 1778
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression
References: Hind 102 i/iii
Size: 19-1/4 x 26-5/8 inches
Condition: Watermark. Centerfold as issued.
Stock Number: 43852c
Price: $1800.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Baths of Diocletian at Santa Maria degli Angeli (Veduta Degli Avanzi Superiori Delle Terme Di Diocleziano A Sta. Maria Degli Angeli) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Baths of Diocletian at Santa Maria degli Angeli (Veduta Degli Avanzi Superiori Delle Terme Di Diocleziano A Sta. Maria Degli Angeli)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1774. Date of Impression 1807-1835
Edition : Intermediate Paris Edition
References: Hind 116 ii/iii
Size: 18-1/8 x 27-1/2 inches
Condition: Centerfold as issued.
Stock Number: 43543c
Price: $1500.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : Ponte Salario at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Ponte Salario

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1754; printed before 1778
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression
References: Hind 31 ii/v
Size: 16 x 24-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 43760c
Price: $3600.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Fontana Dell

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Fontana Dell'Acqua Paola (Veduta Del Castello Dell’Acqua Paola Sul Monte Aureo the Fontana Dell’Acqua Paola sul Monte Aureo)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1751. Printed 1751-1790
Edition : Roman Impression
Signature: Signed in the plate bottom left, GB Piranesi Architetto
References: Hind 21ii/v
Size: 15-3/4 x 23-3/4 inches
Condition: Tape residue along top margin edge
Stock Number: 31780c
Price: $3600.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Theatre of Marcellus  (Teatro di Marcello) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Theatre of Marcellus (Teatro di Marcello)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1757. Date of Impression before 1778.
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression
Signature: Signed in the plate bottom left, Piranesi Architetto
References: Hind 33 i/vii, Single-oval fleur de lis watermark
Size: 15-3/4 x 21-1/2 inches
Condition: Foxed mainly in margins, water stain top left corner in margin
Stock Number: 31768c
Price: $3000.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : Hadrian

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Hadrian's Villa: The So-Called Poecile (Veduta Degli Avanzi Del Castro Pretorio Nella Villa Adriana A Tivoli)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of plate 1770. Printed before 1778
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression
References: Hind 94 i/iv
Size: 14-3/4 x 26-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 43758c
Price: $2200.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Colosseum Interior at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Colosseum Interior

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Plate Date 1766. Printed 1800-1807
Edition : First Paris Edition
Signature: Signed in plate
References: Hind 78 iii/v
Size: 18 x 27-1/4 inches
Condition: Light struck. Old tape remnants along all four edges verso. Centerfold as issued.
Stock Number: 45792c
Price: $1100.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Pyramid of Caius Cestius, with the Porta S. Paolo and adjoining road (Veduta sul Sepolcro di Cajo Cestio) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius, with the Porta S. Paolo and adjoining road (Veduta sul Sepolcro di Cajo Cestio)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching on paid paper
Year: Date of plate 1755. Printed before 1778
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression
Signature: Signed in the plate bottom right, Piranesi
References: Hind 35 i/vi
Size: 16 x 21-1/8 inches
Description: Single-oval fleur de lis watermark
Condition: Very faintly toned, 1-3/4 inch skillfully repaired tear center of printed area perpendicular across centerfold
Stock Number: 31778c
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Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : View of the Piazza Navona above the Ruins of the Circo Agonale (Veduta Di Piazza Navona Sopra Le Bonne Del Grio Agonale) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

View of the Piazza Navona above the Ruins of the Circo Agonale (Veduta Di Piazza Navona Sopra Le Bonne Del Grio Agonale)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute Di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of plat 1773. Printed before 1778
Edition : Roman Impression
References: Hind 108 i/iv
Size: 18-1/2 x 27-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 43759c
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Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : Veduta del Tempio ottangolare di Minerva Medica (The So-Called Temple of Minerva Medica) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta del Tempio ottangolare di Minerva Medica (The So-Called Temple of Minerva Medica)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching on on laid paper
Year: Date of Plate 1764. Printed before 1778
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression; single oval fleur de lis watermark
Signature: Signed in the plate bottom left, Piranesi F
References: Hind 74 i/iv
Size: 18-1/4 x 27-1/2 inches
Condition: Some loss and tape residue along left margin edge, minor spotting and soil
Stock Number: 31779c
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Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Piazza Navona, with S. Agnese on the Right (Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agnole) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Piazza Navona, with S. Agnese on the Right (Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agnole)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1751. Printed before 1778
Edition : Lifetime Roman Impression
References: Hind 16 iv/vi
Size: 16 x 21-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 30606c
SOLD

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The So-Called Tempio Delle Tosse, Near Tivoli (Veduta del Tempio detto della Tosse su la via Tiburtina, un miglio vicino a Tivoli) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The So-Called Tempio Delle Tosse, Near Tivoli (Veduta del Tempio detto della Tosse su la via Tiburtina, un miglio vicino a Tivoli)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching.
Year: Date of plate 1764. Printed before 1778
Edition : Liftetime Roman Impression
References: Hind 70i/iii
Size: 24-3/4 x 18-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 24162c
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Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : The Villa Pamphili (Villa Panfili) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

The Villa Pamphili (Villa Panfili)

Series: Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of plate 1776. Printed before 1807
References: Hind 124i/iii
Size: 19-1/8 x 27-5/8 inches
Condition: Mat burn and some areas of toning.
Stock Number: 43335c
Price: $3600.00

Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : Veduta degli Avanzi del Foro di Nerva (Forum of Augustus erroneously called Forum of Nerva) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta degli Avanzi del Foro di Nerva (Forum of Augustus erroneously called Forum of Nerva)

Series: Etching on laid paper, plate 1757
Medium: Etching.
Signature: Signed in plate lower right. Gio. Batt. Piranesi Archit F.
References: Reference: Hind iv/vii
Size: 15-7/8 x 24-1/8 inches
Description: Double-oval fleur de lis watermark, Roman impression 1757-1790
Stock Number: 30822
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Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) : Entrance Door To Part Of The Villa Called The Sette Bassi On The Road To Frascati (Avanzi d’un portico coperto, o criptoportico in una Villa di Domiziano cinque miglia lontan da Roma su la via di Frascati) at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Entrance Door To Part Of The Villa Called The Sette Bassi On The Road To Frascati (Avanzi d’un portico coperto, o criptoportico in una Villa di Domiziano cinque miglia lontan da Roma su la via di Frascati)

Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1766. Date of Impression 1835-39.
Publisher: Firmin-Didot, Paris
References: Hind, 79 ii/iv
Size: 16-1/2 x 23-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 46826c
SOLD

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Veduta interna dell camera sepolcrale nella vigna Casali a Porta A. Sebastiano at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta interna dell camera sepolcrale nella vigna Casali a Porta A. Sebastiano

Series: Plate LVI from The Roman Antiquities Vol II
Medium: Etching on laid paper
Year: plate date 1756
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Architetto
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 413
Size: 15 x 20 inches
Condition: Foxed, mainly in margins, lightly throughout printed area
Stock Number: 31765c
Price: $1400.00

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Veduta degli avanzi di alcune camere sepolcrali, esistenti sull

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta degli avanzi di alcune camere sepolcrali, esistenti sull'antica Via Appia fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano

Series: Plate XLVII from The Roman Antiquities Vol II
Medium: Etching on laid paper
Year: Plate date 1756
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Architetto
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 404
Size: 15-3/4 x 24-1/2 inches
Condition: Some repaired tears along bottom edge, soft crease left of centerfold running top to bottom through printed area
Stock Number: 31766c
Price: $2400.00

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Veduta di un Sepolcro creduto de

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta di un Sepolcro creduto de'Scipioni fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano

Series: Plate XXVIII from The Roman Antiquities Vol II
Medium: Etching on thick laid paper
Year: plate date 1756
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Archit
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 385, Double-oval fleur de lis watermark, likely from later edition published 1784
Size: 15-1/2 x 20-3/4 inches
Condition: Small stain top right, small repaired tears along top margin edge, tape along left and right edges verso
Stock Number: 31773c
Price: $1600.00

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Camera Sepolcrale pochi passo distante da quella gia descritta della Famiglia di L. Arrunzio nella stressa vigna ... at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Camera Sepolcrale pochi passo distante da quella gia descritta della Famiglia di L. Arrunzio nella stressa vigna ...

Series: From Burial Chambers (Camera Sepocrali) and Plate XVI for The Roman Antiquities Vol. II
Medium: Etching on thick laid paper
Year: 1750-1756
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Architetto
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 373,
Size: 15-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches
Description: Single-oval fleur de lis watermark
Condition: Tape along left and right edges verso, small 1/8 inch area of loss center of printed area
Stock Number: 31775c
Price: $1500.00

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Veduta di altra parte della Camera Sepolcrale di L. Arrunzio at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta di altra parte della Camera Sepolcrale di L. Arrunzio

Series: Plate X from The Roman Antiquities Vol II
Medium: Etching on on thick laid paper,
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Architetto
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 367
Size: 17 x 24 inches
Description: Double-oval fleur de lis watermark, likely from later edition published 1784
Stock Number: 31777c
Price: $1500.00

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Veduta interna della Stanza contigua alla Camera sepolcrale de Liberti e Servi, ec della Famiglia Augusto at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta interna della Stanza contigua alla Camera sepolcrale de Liberti e Servi, ec della Famiglia Augusto

Series: Plate XXXIX from The Roman Antiquities Vol III
Medium: Etching on Etching on laid paper,
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Arch
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 454, double oval fleur de lis watermark, likely from later edition published 1784
Size: 15-3/4 x 17-3/8 inches
Condition: Light foxing, some minor soiling and 1/4 inch area of loss along centerfold, tape along left and right edges verso
Stock Number: 31781c
Price: $1200.00

The Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane) : Ancient intersection of the Via Appia and Via Ardentina viewed at the second milestone outside the Porta Capena Plate II from The Roman Antiquities Vol. II at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Ancient intersection of the Via Appia and Via Ardentina viewed at the second milestone outside the Porta Capena Plate II from The Roman Antiquities Vol. II

Series: Etching on laid paper, plate date 1756, impression 1756 or 1784, Signed in the plate bottom right, Gio Batta Piranesi
Medium: Etching
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 360
Size: 15-3/4 x 25-1/4 inches
Condition: Very faintly toned, very light foxing almost exclusively in margins
Stock Number: 31784c
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Additional Works Available : Veduta Della Magnifica Sostruzione at Davidson Galleries

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta Della Magnifica Sostruzione

Series: Antichita di Albano e di Castel Gandolfo
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate 1764 Date of Impression 18th century
Edition : "View of the magnificent suvbstructure built to reinforce the base of the mounta
Size: 16-3/4 x 26-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 17701c
Price: $900.00

Additional Works Available : Veduta dell

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Veduta dell'Ingresso della Camera Sepolcrale di L. Arrunzio e della sua Famiglia ...

Series: From Burial Chambers (Camera Sepolcrali) and Plate IX for The Roman Antiquities Vol II
Medium: Etching on on laid paper
Year: 1750-1756
Signature: Signed in the plate lower right, Piranesi Architetto
References: Reference: Wilton-Ely 366, Single-oval fleur de lis watermark
Size: 15-3/4 x 24 inches
Condition: Very faintly toned, lightly foxed
Stock Number: 31771c
Price: $1500.00

Additional Works Available : Marble Altar in the form of a tripod vase from Hadrian

Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian (1720 - 1778)

Marble Altar in the form of a tripod vase from Hadrian's Villa

Series: For series Vasi, Candelabri
Medium: Etching.
Year: 1800-1809
References: References: W-E 916, F 629 C 537
Size: 20-3/4 x 15-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 23942
Price: $700.00