Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Prima Parte di Architetture e Prospettive Inventate
Medium: Complete set of seventeen etchings plus title page for the Opere Varie
Dimensions: Each sheet: 365 x 521 mm. 14 3/8 x 20 1/2 in.
References: Focillon 2-18; Robison 1-2, 5-12, and 15-20, second edition, first issue (ca. 1750-60), this set cited in the Robison National Gallery (Washington) exhibition catalogue Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Early Architectural Fantasies, p. 65, 1978; Wilton-Ely 2, 4-14, and 16-60
Watermark: Robison 5, fleur-de-lis in a single circle with letter "F" below on 8, 10, and 14; fleur-de-lis in a single circle on plates 11, 12
Provenance: Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Lubritz, Mississippi (selected for them in the 1970's by Robison); to
Private collection, U.S.A.
Condition: Excellent condition, wide margins all around; unbound, with stitching holes where once bound