Piranesi: Arch of Janus
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Arch of Janus
"Tempio detto di Giano"
Masterful depiction of the Arch of Janus in Rome, next to the Arco degli Argentari. A detailed view from the bottom. Piranesi virtuosely nearly covered the whole sheet without giving a crammed picture.
Copper engraving of the Arch of Janus in Rome (first edition 1748) here c. 1765, from „Vedute di Archi Trionfali...“ by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), engraved signature: Piranesi fecit., at the upper right: Tav 11.
Sheet size: 30,5 x 46 cm ; Print size: 13,2 x 26,3 cm
Detailed, nuanced print on heavy paper with wide margins in very good condition.
Lit.: Arthur Hind, Reprint 1968 (First edition 1922), p. 76. Wilton-Ely: Piranesi 114. Taschen 85.
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