Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Giovanni Battista Piranesi at Dorotheum’s auction

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778)Veduta della Facciata di dietro della Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore 1749, etching on laid paper, signed Giov. Battista Piranesi Dimension: 40,2 x 61,2 cm Giovanni Battista Piranesi  (1720 – 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etching of Rome. He was already famous in its time, also thanks to the “Grand Tour”. During the…

Piranesi Campo Marzio for sale

PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista – Campo Marzio dell’antica Roma. Rome,1762. At Il Ponte auction house

Giovanni Battista Piranesi  (1720 – 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etching of Rome. He was already famous in its time, also thanks to the “Grand Tour”. During the 17th- and 18th-century wealthy young European began taking a trek through Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. The developing…