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Pair of framed reproduction of etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
This is a pair of framed reproduction of etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778). They show Roman building architectures. One of them is titled in Italian Gruppo di Colonne, che regge due archi d'un grande Cortile . . . (Group of columns which support two arches of a great courtyard . . .) and the other is titled Tempio antico inventato e disegnato alla maniera di quelli che si fabbricavano in onore della Dea Vesta . . .(Imaginary ancient temple designed in the style of those built in honour of the Goddess Vesta . . . ). The ornate frames are 24"x30" in size.
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