"Veduta esterna delle tre Sale sepolcrali, credute della Famiglia d´Augusto", antique , 18th century engraving by renowed Italian architect and etcher Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 Mogliano Venetto by Treviso - 1778 Rome) from his series "Le Antichitá Romane" , dated 1756. The exterior view of the three grave chambers, wich are ascribed the budget of Augustus. Exemple on strong paper, with center fold. Wilton-Ely 398.
Literature: Wilton-Ely 398; "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker; E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers", Paris, 1999.
Inscription: signed in the plate lower right. "Piranesi Architetto dis.et inc."
Technique: engraving on strong wove paper, unframed.
Measurements: unframed 14 3/4 x 20 (37,5×50,5 cm), with folders 25 1/4" x 19" ( 64 x 48,5 cm ).
Condition: in good condition, with center fold.