pair of late c18th early c19th italian classical engravings after francesco piranesi

Pair of late C18th/ early C19th Italian classical engravings after Francesco Piranesi .


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Item Ref

ML 215


Pair of late C18th / early C19th Italian classical engravings after Francesco Piranesi.
Now framed in contemporary gilded frames , large companion pair of black and white engraving studies of the statues of ‘Callipygian Venus’ ( ‘Venus of the beautiful buttocks’) and ‘Germanicus Caesar’ depicted in the guise of Mercury , messenger of the Gods .
Clearly struck images in excellent condition, wide mounts with decorative corners within the gilded frames each continuously inscribed in Latin text ‘Millennium Pax Homnibus ‘ .
Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810 ) was the son of Giovanni Battista Piranesi the renowned Italian engraver of classical subjects , and who continued his father’s work .
Each with extensive dedications and titular text .
H 33”
W 25”
D 2”
Italy c.1800
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Internal Ref: ML 215


Height = 82 cm (32")
Width = 62 cm (25")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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