I have a few different ones but this one is the largest. It’s been in my family for awhile and was told it was a Piranesi. It’s very intricate and beautiful.
My grandfather and great grandfather were very well-known architects in the early 19th century I believe one of them got it across the pond.
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The presented object appears to be an etching on paper with the measurements of 2ft 2 in x 3 ft 1in inches. The painting depicts ruins and sculptures in the city of Rome and has the title: "Ancient intersection of the Via Appia and Via Ardeatina" or " Antiquus Bivii Viarum Appiae". This print was made by Giovanni Battista PIRANESI (1720-1778) and the paper of the print should have measurements of 15 3/4 x 25 inches. It was made in the 18th century but there were many reprints made through the decades.
Sadly no additional information for an artist with this name fitting in style and motif is given by reference books and databases. Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market. This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 800 to 1.600 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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