Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The Staircase with Trophies


Bromberg 20 III (from IV); De Vesme 17.


Sheet VIII from the series: Carceri. Rich, strong impression with the Latin number at upper right and the additional shading at the rings and at the column. Published in the second edition, third edition from the mid-1760s to 1770. With a wide margin around the heavy plate edge. – Smoothed centrefold. Paper slightly stained and with faint handling creases in margins. With traces and remnants of former mounting on reverse, otherwise in very good condition.

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