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Veduta degli Avanzi del Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana a Tivoli. (View of the Remains of the Praetorian Fort [the Poecile], Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli).
. Copperprint. Rome 1770. 65x37 cm. Printed on strong paper with the watermark fleur - des - lis. * When Piranesi arrived in Rome in the year 1740 he was instantly impressed by the splendour of the antique ruins in the ancient city. For almost a year he was an apprentice in the studio of Guiseppe Vasi, his later colleague and rival, where he learned the art of engraving copper plates. He began his extremely successful career depicting Rome's architectural gems (antique and contemporary) on extra large-scale single sheets: the famous "Vedute di Roma" (Views of Rome). Piranesi was an obsessed artist. Relentlessly he added plates, sometimes variations of former ones, to the collection, until, at the end of his life, there was a total of 135 views showing the majesty and the splendour of the once powerful capital of the Roman empire. Hind 94.i/iv. Luigi Ficacci 965..
      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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