Piranesi Antique Architectural Prints
Vases, Decorative Arts & Architectural Fragments

Vasi [Vases & Ancient Ornaments]

Plates of a wide range of classical artifacts, including monumental vases, cinerary urns, lamps, sarcophagi, and architectural fragments. From 1768, Piranesi began issuing individual plates of recently unearthed objects from antiquity that were either passing through the trade or in collections. The plates were eventually assembled together and published as a set in 1778 in Vasi. A chronological numbering system was developed by John Wilton-Ely for his 1994 catalogue raisonné of Piranesi's prints. Read more.
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Diverse Manieri [Designs for Chimneypieces, etc.]

Piranesi’s sources and adaptations of ancient classical motifs -- including Egyptian -- for 18th-century neoclassical architecture and decorative arts, especially chimneypieces. The plates were separately issued before 1769 (now referred to as "Early Edition") and eventually republished as a set under the title of Diverse Manieri in 1769. A chronological numbering system was developed by John Wilton-Ely for his 1994 catalogue raisonné of Piranesi's prints. Read more.
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) (after)
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Vasi...ed Ornamenti Antichi [Vases & Ancient Ornaments]
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About Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a multi-talented and accomplished man of the enlightenment who combined supreme artistic ability and historical scholarship with an entrepreneurial business sense.  He was at once an artist, architect, archeologist, designer, collector, and print and antiquities dealer.  Many consider him one of the most influential artists in the development and popularization of the neoclassical style in the second half of the 18th century.  According to scholar John Wilton-Ely, the distinguishing characteristics of Piranesi’s early works were “the unorthodox combination of classical motifs, the manipulation of superhuman scale, the organization of powerfully receding perspectives upon diagonal axes, and the modulation of space by means of skilful lighting.”  Piranesi’s work was recognized with his election as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in England in 1757.  He was knighted by the Pope in 1765.  Although Piranesi composed and etched many of his works, his son Francesco (1758-1810) and studio assistants such as Vincenzo Dolcibene also etched a significant number of the prints, especially in later years.

Piranesi etched and published numerous folio print sets of art, architecture and archaeology of Rome and environs that served as source material for other architects and designers.  They were sold as souvenirs to English aristocrats on the Grand Tour in Italy or by subscription directly to British patrons.  Among those influenced by Piranesi was the great British architect Robert Adam (1728-92), who was a colleague of his while in Rome on the Grand Tour in the 1750s.  From the 1760s onward, Piranesi supplemented his printing business by joining the thriving trade in the restoration and sale antiquities to Grand Tour travelers.  Piranesi's interest in these objects went well beyond historical restoration and marketing -- he also advocated emulating the creativity of the Roman designers and integrating motifs from Greek and Roman antiquities with a contemporary sensibility to produce new and strikingly original works. The British were particularly good customers, so he set up his workshop and showrooms close to the British quarter of Rome.  After Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s death in 1778, Francesco and another son, Pietro, continued to republish Piranesi prints and sell antiquities.

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Vasi [Vases & Decorative Arts]

Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne ed Ornamenti Antichi
[Studies of Vases, Candelabra, Funerary Monuments, Sarcophagi, Tripods, Lamps and Ancient Ornaments]

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rome: c. 1770s

This work illustrates a wide range of classical artifacts, including monumental vases, cinerary urns, lamps, sarcophagi, and architectural fragments. A numbering system for the prints was developed in 1994 by the scholar John Wilton-Ely, who put them in chronological order based on historical records. Our large selection is organized in this way, shown above. The emergence of the neoclassical movement in the mid 18th Century and popularity of the Grand Tour coincided with an increase in the sale and restoration of classical antiquities in Rome. Giovanni Battista Piranesi began his involvement in this market in the 1760s collaborating with Thomas Jenkins and Gavin Hamilton who had financed numerous excavations in the Pantanello area of Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. From 1768 and on, Piranesi began issuing individual plates of objects either passing through the trade or in collections. The plates were eventually assembled together and published as a set in 1778 in Vasi. After the initial series of etchings was produced, Piranesi's son Francisco created an additional eight. Piranesi dedicated the plates, respectively, to patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. Among the prints were the spectacular Warwick Vase, a large Roman vessel that passed from Piranesi to his nephew the Earl of Warwick in 1774. Many of the antiquities shown in Vasi subsequently were sold to King Gustav III of Sweden by Francesco Piranesi after his father's death, and can now be seen in the National Museum in Stockholm.

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Diverse Manieri [Designs for Chimneypieces]

Diverse Manieri d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte deglis edifizj desunte dell' architettura Egizia, Etrusca, e Greca...
[Diverse Ways of Ornamenting Chimneypieces and all other parts of houses suggested by Egyptian, Etruscan and Greek Architecture...]

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rome: c. 1769 [or earlier]

Diverse Manieri focuses on Piranesi's sources and adaptations of ancient classical motifs -- including Egyptian -- for 18th-century neoclassical architecture and decorative arts, especially chimneypieces. According to Wilton-Ely, the plates for this work were issued over a period of years before the publication of the complete volume in 1769. Thus, prints of two different subjects could each be "Plate 1" -- one so named and separately issued before the 1769 edition, the other a different image numbered Plate 1 in the 1769 edition. A numbering system for the prints was developed by the scholar John Wilton-Ely, who put them in chronological order in a 1994 catalogue raisonné of all Piranesi prints, from numbers 815 to 887. He based this on the catalogue raisonné previously compiled by French scholar Henri Focillon in 1918, but listed the designs in the Egyptian style together as Wilton-Ely numbers 863-875. Our large selection is organized in this way, shown above, each with the so-called Wilton-Ely Number.

Diverse Manieri is a series of 67 etchings and engravings of Piranesi’s sources and adaptations of ancient classical motifs -- including Egyptian -- for 18th-century neoclassical architecture and decorative arts, especially chimneypieces.  The full title translates as:  “Diverse ways of ornamenting chimneypieces and all other parts of houses suggested by Egyptian, Etruscan, and Grecian architecture, with an apologia in defense of the Egyptian and Tuscan architecture, the work of Giambattista Piranesi, Esquire.”  According to Wilton-Ely, Piranesi’s goal was to “establish a modern system of design” from ancient sources and “a study of nature.”

Wilton-Ely describes the broad range of this work:

The wide applicability of Piranesi’s system is...exemplified by well over 100 separate items of furniture and decorative design, in addition to those appearing in the chimneypiece plates, hinting at the total decorative schemes envisaged.  The illustrated pieces include 6 commodes, 10 tables, 3 tripod stands, 4 chairs, 2 pairs of shutters, 2 candelabra, 2 candlestands, 12 candlesticks, 3 sconces, 23 clocks, 12 vases or urns, 12 tea or coffee pots, various portions of beading and moldings and the woodwork of 6 coaches and 12 sedan chairs.

The designs for chimneypieces incorporating motifs of Egyptian art are unusual, since most of Piranesi’s work focused on ancient Roman artifacts.  At the time, the chimneypiece was an important aspect of English neoclassical architecture.  John Wilton-Ely notes that since the chimneypiece was not used in ancient Egypt, Piranesi’s adaptions for use in 18th-century architecture “effectively demonstrate the imaginative application of the past to a strictly contemporary requirement" (Wilton-Ely, p. 887).  For example, one of the prints of a chimney piece (Wilton-Ely 846) incorporates the following Egyptian motifs: lotus leaf capitals, obelisks with hieroglyphics, sphinxes, etc.  

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Condition: Each generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear.  Platemark and sheet sizes vary, as issued.  Some paper tones vary.  Some with minor professionally repaired short marginal tears, or minor marginal staining.

References:

Hind, Arthur M. Giovanni Battista Piranesi : A Critical Study with a List of His Published Works and Detailed Catalogues of the Prisons and the Views of Rome. London: The Cotswold Gallery, 1922. pp. 86 (Diverse Manieri), 87 (Vasi).

Wilton-Ely, John. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 volumes. Chapter F.II. Volume II. pp. 886-960, numbers 815-887 (Diverse Manieri); pp. 961-62, numbers 888-1005 (Vasi).

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1 The Warwick Vase on Pedestal 889 889 n/a 28.25 x 18.5 inches 35.5 x 24 inches 4500 Large vase found at the Pantanello, Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, in 1770 (the "Warwick Vase"). Front view with pedestal. Dedicated: A Sua Exxellenza il Sig. Cav. Hamilton Ministro Plenipotenziario della M'ta. Di Giorgio III. Re. della Gran Brettagna presso alla M'ta di Ferdinando IV RE delle due Sicilie... Signature, lower left. The mammoth 10-foot Warwick Vase, created in ancient Rome, was owned by Sir William Hamilton, the British special consul to Naples, who was well-known for his collection of antiquities. Hamilton gave the vase to his nephew, the Earl of Warwick, and it stood at Warwick Castle until the 1970s, when it was sold to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, where it is now on display. vasi/vasi0889.jpg vasi/vasi0889-2.jpg
2 Cinerary Urns and Lamps 892 892 5 16.25 x 25.5 inches 23 x 34 inches 1200 Dedicated: Al Sig. Francesco Dickins Cavaliere Ingles... Various English collections; double urn to left, 'B', now in Soane Museum, London. Signature at the base, in the center. 380 x 667 mm. F605, C510. vasi/vasi0892.jpg vasi/vasi0892-2.jpg
3 Two Bronze Lamps, One in the Form of a Chariot 895 895 n/a 15 x 10.75 inches 23 x 16.5 inches 375 Two bronze lamps, one of them in the form of a chariot drawn by two bulls driven by Diana. Kircher Collection, Etc. Printed on same sheet as no. 894. Unsigned. 335 x 275 mm. F608, C512a. vasi/vasi0895.jpg vasi/vasi0895-2.jpg
4 Various Lamps of Bronze and Terracotta, Including a Chariot Lamp 896 896 8 (in manuscript) 15.25 x 21 inches 21 x 29.25 inches 575 Various lamps of bronze and terracotta including another view of the chariot lamp [chariot drawn by two bulls driven by Diana] from the preceding plate. Piranesi collection: Gaetani Collection, etc. Signature, lower right. 387 x 535 mm. F609, C513. vasi/vasi0896.jpg vasi/vasi0896-2.jpg
5 Various Lamps of Bronze and Terracotta, One in the Form of a Chimera 897 897 n/a 15.25 x 21 inches 21.25 x 30.25 inches 575 Various lamps in bronze and terracotta, one of them in the form of a chimera. Kircher Collection, etc. Signature, lower right. 375 x 525 mm. F610, C514. vasi/vasi0897.jpg vasi/vasi0897-2.jpg
6 Various Lamps and a Vase Encrusted with Cameos 900 900 n/a 15.25 x 21 inches 22.5 x 31 inches 575 Various lamps and a vase encrusted with cameos. Hamilton, Gaetani Collections, etc. Signature, lower right. 382 x 528 mm. F613, C517. vasi/vasi0900.jpg vasi/vasi0900-2.jpg
7 Marble Vase with Putti and Vines 902 902 n/a 22.5 x 14.75 inches 27.5 x 20 inches 1800 The same vase as in no. 901 [Large marble vase with putti and vine leaves found at Hadrian's Villa in 1769], seen from the side. Grenville Collection. Dedicated: A sua Eccellenza Monsgr. Giovanni Potenziani Governator di Roma... Signature, lower right. Condition: Faint stain in upper right margin. vasi/vasi0902.jpg vasi/vasi0902-2.jpg
8 Various Objects Found in 1748 905 905 n/a 16.25 x 26 inches 20 x 29.5 inches 1400 Various objects, including a marble sarcophagus with a relief of the battle of the Giants against Jupiter, found near the Tomb of S. Contanza in 1748. Vatical collection. Signature at the base of the scroll. 410 x 660 mm. F618, C524. vasi/vasi0905.jpg vasi/vasi0905-2.jpg
9 Tripod Vase from Hadrian's Villa 917 917 32 17.5 x 19.75 inches 23 x 34 inches 750 Another view of the [marble altar in the form of a tripod vase from Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli supported on a monument from Palazzo Barberini also shown in Wilton-Ely 916] in perspective between a multi-stemmed bronze lamp and smaller lamp of bronze. Piranesi collection. Dedicated: Alla Signora Eliza Upton... Signature, lower left, on a scroll. 450 x 505 mm. F630, C538. vasi/vasi0917.jpg vasi/vasi0917-2.jpg
10 Two Marble Tripods 918 918 n/a 20.5 x 15 inches 29.5 x 18.5 inches 575 Villa Albani. Dedicated: A Sua Eccellenza il Signore Betsky Ciamberlano Consigliere attuale di S.M.I., Presidente dell'Accademia delle Arti (currently Secretary of the President of the Accademia di S. Luca)... Signature, lower left. 530 x 390 mm. F631, C539. vasi/vasi0918.jpg vasi/vasi0918-2.jpg
11 Cinerary Urn with Pedestal 920 920 35 26 x 16.25 inches 34.5 x 24 inches 1600 Large marble cinerary urn with its pedestal decorated with sculpture and ornamented. Piranesi Collection. Now in the National Museum, Stockholm. Dedicated: Al Sig.r Cav.re Giovanni Scawen Capitano nel primo Reggimento della Guardia Reale all'attual Servizio di Sua Maesta Brittannica... Signature, lower left. 665 x 415 mm. F633, C541. vasi/vasi0920.jpg vasi/vasi0920-2.jpg
12 Bronze Tripod 929 929 44 20.75 x 15 inches 29.25 x 21 inches 575 Bronze tripod. Collection of the King of Naples, Portici. Dedicated: Al Signor Cavaliere Roberto Smyth Inglese... After a drawing by Vincenzo Brenna. Signature, lower right. 530 x 385 mm. F642, C550. Condition: Generally very good with only minor toning and wear. Recently professionally deacidified, and center fold (as issued) flattened. vasi/vasi0929.jpg vasi/vasi0929-2.jpg
13 Capriccio of Classical Artifacts - Title Page to Volume II 941 941 n/a 18.50 x 27.75 inches 21.75 x 31.75 inches 1600 Title page to Volume II: 'Bassorilievo antico che si vede nel Portico della Chiesa de' SS. Apostoli. Li vasi sono estratti dalla raccolta del Cavalier Ghezzi esistente nella Biblioteca Vaticana.' [Ancient bas-relief which can be seen in the portico of the Churh of SS. Apostoli. The vases are drawn from the collection of Cavaliere Chezzi, which is now in the Vatican Library.] Eagle relief of SS. Apostoli above dedicatory inscription, A Sua Exxellenza il Sig. General Schouvaloff, promoter delle belle arti... Signature, lower left, on the base of a vase. Condition: Generally very good with only minor toning and wear. Recently professionally deacidified, and center fold (as issued) flattened. vasi/vasi0941.jpg vasi/vasi0941-2.jpg
14 Vase with Pedestal from Hadrian's Villa 943 943 n/a 28.25 x 19.25 inches 31 x 21 inches 2200 Marble vase with pedestal from Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli. Boyd Collection. Dedicated: Al Suo Carrissimo Amico il Sig. Giacomo Byres Architteo Scozzese. Now in the British Museum. Signature, lower right. 675 x 420 mm. F655, C563. 40 x 30 inches, framed vasi/vasi0943.jpg vasi/vasi0943-2.jpg
15 Basalt Vase With Classical Masks 945 945 n/a 23.5 x 18 inches 35.25 x 24 inches 1600 Large basalt vase with masks. From the Vatican. Dedicated: Al Nobile Uomo il Sig. Giambattista Collicola Montioni Foriere Maggiore dei Sagri Palazzi Apostoici... Signature, lower right. vasi/vasi0945.jpg vasi/vasi0945-2.jpg
16 Marble Vase with Relief of a Wolf 956 956 n/a 15.25 x 9.75 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 475 Marble vase with relief of a wolf. Albani Collection. Dedicated: Al Sig. Penn Assheton Curzon Cavaliere Inglese... On same sheet as 957. Signature, lower left. 395 x 260 mm. F669, C575b. vasi/vasi0956.jpg vasi/vasi0956-2.jpg
17 Marble Vase with Dogs as Handles 957 957 n/a 15.25 x 9.75 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 475 Marble vase with dogs as handles. Villa Casali. Dedicated: All'Illm'a Signora Harriot Walter S... On same sheet as 956. Signature, lower left. 390 x 260 mm. F670. C575a. vasi/vasi0957.jpg vasi/vasi0957-2.jpg
18 Funerary Urn with Lion and Dogs 961 961 n/a 15.25 x 10 inches 20.75 x 14.5 inches 475 Funerary urn with lion worried by dogs on the lid. Villa Pamphilj. Dedicated. All'Illm'a Signora Harriot Walter S... On same sheet as 962. Signature, lower left. 390 x 260 mm. F674, C580a. vasi/vasi0961.jpg vasi/vasi0961-2.jpg
19 Vase with Classical Masks on Lid 962 962 74 15.25 x 9.75 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 475 Vase ornamented with masks on the lid. Edward Walter Collection, Berry Hill, Surrey. Now at Gorhambury House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire. On same sheet as 961. Signature, lower left. 390 x 260 mm. F675, C580b. vasi/vasi0962.jpg vasi/vasi0962-2.jpg
20 Curule Form Chair 975 975 n/a 15.5 x 10.25 inches 21.75 x 17.25 inches 375 Another front view of the same chair as in no. 971 (curial chair). Piranesi Collection. On same sheet as 976. Signature, lower left. vasi/vasi0975.jpg vasi/vasi0975-2.jpg
21 Marble Relief Altar 982 982 n/a 15.5 x 9.75 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 375 Marble altar decorated with friezes in relief and supported by chimeras at the base. Villa Farnesina. Dedicated: Al Signor Cavaliere Giovanni Rous Inglese... On same sheet as 983. Signature lower left. vasi/vasi0982.jpg vasi/vasi0982-2.jpg
22 Cinerary Urn Supported on a Bracket 983 983 n/a 15.25 x 9.75 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 375 Wilton Ely Description: Cinerary Urn supported on a bracket. Jenkins Collection. On same sheet as 982. Signature, lower left. 390 x 255 MM. F696, C595a vasi/vasi0983.jpg vasi/vasi0983-2.jpg
23 Part of a Stucco Vault from Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli 906 906 n/a 22 x 30.25 inches 19.75 x 28.25 inches 575 Collection of Conte Fede. Signature, lowr right. 710 x 955 mm. F619, C526. vasi/vasi0906.jpg vasi/vasi0906-2.jpg
24 Apollo Altar 990 990 95 26.5 x 16.5 inches 29.5 x 21 inches 1600 On of two identical altars dedicated to Apollo with Greek key motif around the rim and medusa heads on the bowl, found in the Villa of Pompey the Great in Albano. Dedicated: Al Nobile Uomo il Sig. Giambattista Collicola Montioni Foriere Maggiore... See also 650. Signature, lower right. 670 x 420 mm. F703, C601. vasi/vasi0990.jpg vasi/vasi0990-2.jpg
25 Candelabrum Base 998 998 103 20.5 x 15.25 inches 29.25 x 21 inches 750 Base of a candelabrum with a putto above, an eagle, ram's heads, dolphins and sphinxes in relief. Cardinal Lante Collection. Dedicated: Al Signor Giovanni Staples Cavaliere Inglese... Signature, lower left. 525 x 385 mm. F711, C609. vasi/vasi0998.jpg vasi/vasi0998-2.jpg
26 Marble Trireme Supported by an Ornamental Pedestal 1000 1000 n/a 25.75 x 16.25 inches 29 x 20.5 inches 1400 Piranesi Collection. Now in the Yarborough Collection, Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire. Dedicated: Al Signore Egidio Earle Cavaliere Inglese... Signature, lower left. 652 x 415 mm. F713, C611. vasi/vasi1000.jpg vasi/vasi1000-2.jpg
27 Ornamental Capital and Base, Palazzo Massimi [n/a, page 1087] 1087 3 15.5 x 9.75 inches 21.5 x 17.25 inches 750 Capital, Palazzo Massimi; base, formerly Piranesi Collection, now in England. On same sheet as 1005. Signature, lower right. 393 x 250 mm. F, unnumbered, following F718; C617b. vasi/vasi1087.jpg vasi/vasi1087-2.jpg
28 Large Marble Vase with Putti and Vine Leaves 901 901 n/a 22.5 x 14.5 inches 27.75 x 17.5 inches 1800 Large marble vase with putti and vine leaves found at Hadrian's Villa in 1769. Sold to the Grenville Collection in 1774. Dedicated: Al Sig. Guglielmo Patoun Cavaliere Inglese... Now in the Los Angeles County Museum. Signature, lower right. 570 x 375 mm. F614, C520. vasi/vasi0901.jpg vasi/vasi0901-2.jpg
29 Group of Caryatids 955 955 n/a 17.5 x 27.5 inches 21 x 30.75 inches 3800 Group of caryatids. Villa Albani. Dedicated: A Sua Eccellenza il Signor Henry Hope Cav. Scozzese... Signature, lower right. 445 x 700 mm. F668, C574. vasi/vasi0955.jpg vasi/vasi0955-2.jpg
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1 Chimneypiece designed for Lord Exeter 822 822 1 15 x 9.75 inches 20.75 x 14,75 inches 800 With winged geniuses supporting a relief of a sacrificial scene on the lintel and an overmantel with a nude Venus in a shell. Inscribed at the bottom of plate: Cammino che si vede nel Palazzo di Sua Ecc'za Milord Conte D'Exeter a Burghley in Inghilterra. La Cariaridi e li tre Camei di pietra rossa d'Egitto con fondo lattato sono antichi, tutto il resto de' suoi finissimi intaglio sono di marmot bianco le cornice de' Camei e l'orlo della tavola di pietra rossa sopra la cornice sono di metallo dorato. Fatto in Roma con la direzzione e disegno del Cav. Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto. ("Chimneypiece to be seen in the [country] residence of his Excellency the Lord Exeter at Burghley in England. The Caryatids and three cameos of red Egyptian stone [rosso antico] with a milky background are antique while the remainder of its finest-cut reliefs are in white marble; the borders of the cameos and the frames of the plaque in red stone above the cornice are of gilt metal. Made in Rome under the direction and to the design of Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi, Architect.") Unsigned. 340 x 240 mm. F861, C877a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse082201.jpg diverse/diverse082201-2.jpg
2 Two Chimneypieces 825 825 4 15 x 9.75 inches 20.75 x 14 inches 275 Upper — with the lintel decorated by ram's heads over Greek key frieze. Lower — with a female mask between pelicans. Signature, lower left. 370 x 240mm. F864, C878b. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse082504.jpg diverse/diverse082504-2.jpg
3 Two Chimneypieces 831 831 13 16.75 x 11 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 275 Upper (as designed for Senator Rezzonico) — with a Medusa head at the center of the lintel and vases flanking the jambs. Lower — with an eagle at center flanked by satyr heads on the lintel. Inscribed under upper design: Questo Camino si vede in marmot nel gabinetto di S.E. Il Sig. Prencipe D. Abondio Rezzonico Senator di Roma. ("This marble chimneypiece can be seen in the cabinet of His Excellency Prince Don Abondio Rezzonico, Senator of Rome.") Signature, lower left. 405 x 265mm. F873, C883. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse083113.jpg diverse/diverse083113-2.jpg
4 Chimneypiece 842 842 30 9.75 x 15 inches 15 x 21 inches 600 Roman warrior at the center of the lintel flanked by volutes and winged figures. Signature, lower left. 240 x 375 mm. F890, C892a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse084230.jpg diverse/diverse084230-2.jpg
5 Chimneypiece 845 845 34 10.75 x 10.75 inches 21 x 15 inches 275 Head of Medusa between eagles at the center of the lintel. Signature, lower left. 270 x 270 mm. F894, C894a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse084534.jpg diverse/diverse084534-2.jpg
6 Two Chimneypieces 859 859 6 17 x 11.25 inches 21 x 14.25 inches 275 Upper — pairs of figures supporting bucrania on the jambs. Lower — with masks and torches alternating on the lintel, flanked by chairs. Signature, lower left. 422 x 280 mm. F911, C879b. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse085906.jpg diverse/diverse085906-2.jpg
7 Chimneypiece 864 864 1 15.25 x 9.75 inches 20 x 14.5 inches 800 Pairs of antique deities in conversation on the jambs. Signature, lower left. 200 x 330mm. F895, C894b. Early Edition. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse086401.jpg diverse/diverse086401-2.jpg
8 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 864 864 10 15 x 9.75 inches 21 x 14.75 inches 800 Large obelisks above jambs and two sphinxes supporting an oval relief of a nude figure above the lintel. Signature, lower left. 375 x 240 mm. F870, C881b. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse086410.jpg diverse/diverse086410-2.jpg
9 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 866 866 14 9.75 x 15.25 inches 14.75 x 21 inches 800 Giant figures supporting the lintel, flanked by chairs. Signature, lower left. 245 x 380 mm. F874, C884a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse086614.jpg diverse/diverse086614-2.jpg
10 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 867 867 14 11.5 x 15.25 inches 14 x 20 inches 800 Two figures playing harps to either side of the jambs. Inscribed at the bottom of plate: Camino architettato alla maniera Egiziana, con istromenti e simboli allusivi alla Religione, e ŕ costume di questa nazione: come anche si vede adornato con la stessa architettura il suo Focolare di ferro. Questo focolare, e tutti gl'altri che si vedono nell'altre tavole di quest'opera alla maniera o Egiziana, o Greca, o Toscana, sono in grand'uso presso gl'Inglesi, e vegono travagliati da detta Nazione con grande attenzione e fatica, e con gran bizzarria di trafori ne'loro intagli. Nel sito AB essi mettono il carbone per iscaldarsi. ("Chimneypiece fashioned in the Egyptian Style, with instruments and symbols relating to the religion and customs of this nation, as also reflected by the ornamentation of its iron grate. This particular grate, and all the others used by the English. This people lavishes much attention and effort in ornamenting such grates with extravagantly pierced relief work. Point AB indicates where coal is placed in it for heating.") Signature, lower left. 245 x 385 mm. F878, C886a. Early Edition. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse086714.jpg diverse/diverse086714-2.jpg
11 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 869 869 3 10 x 15.25 inches 14 x 20 inches 800 Jambs surmounted by busts, and the wall above ornamented with a star pattern. Signature, lower left. 245 x 380 mm. F884, C 889a. Early Edition. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse086903.jpg diverse/diverse086903-2.jpg
12 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 871 871 4 9.75 x 15.25 inches 14 x 20 inches 800 Seated figures in profile on either side. Signature, lower left. 240 x 380 mm. F888, C891a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse087104.jpg diverse/diverse087104-2.jpg
13 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 871 871 28 9.75 x 15.25 inches 14 x 20 inches 800 Seated figures in profile on either side. Signature, lower left. 240 x 380 mm. F888, C891a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse087128.jpg diverse/diverse087128-2.jpg
14 Chimneypiece in the Egyptian Style 872 872 32 15.25 x 9.75 inches 15 x 21 inches 800 Lintel with addorsed Sphinxes and flanked with bulls in profile. Signature, lower left. 245 x 380 mm. F892, C893a. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse087232.jpg diverse/diverse087232-2.jpg
15 Commode with a Clock Flanked by Vases 876 876 18 9.75 x 15.25 inches 14 x 20 inches 800 Signature, lower right. 385 x 250 mm. F915, C905a. Early Edition. Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr. diverse/diverse087618.jpg diverse/diverse087618-2.jpg
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