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Veduto del Sepolero di Cajo Ceftio Etching | Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Veduto del Sepolero di Cajo Ceftio

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

$3,500

Italian (1720–1788)

  • Date: circa 1775
  • Etching
  • Image Size: 15 x 21 inches
  • Frame Size: 25.5 x 34.5 inches

$3,500

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About The Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi

An Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born in Venice. His uncle, a designer and hydraulics engineer, taught him the art of drawing. During his early years, he studied stage design and intricate systems of perspective composition. Piranesi's prints and drawings reveal his talent for combining dramatic perspectives and architectural fantasies. When Piranesi was twenty, he moved to Rome...

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About The Medium: Etching

The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.

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Veduto del Sepolero di Cajo Ceftio

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

circa 1775

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Veduto del Sepolero di Cajo Ceftio

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

circa 1775

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