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Steven-R, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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What is a Piranesi etching worth

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What is a Piranesi etching worth
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help. Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 – 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious "prisons", mostly. His works have been duplicated many hundreds of times over the years.
Most all of his known works from the open market sell in the range of $200 to $600 each today, and over 5,000 examples are listed in art databases.
Most are 18" x 30" in size and many were made in bookplate form, about half those dimensions. The smaller ones retail in the $65-125 range for the most part.
Here is the last recorded open market offering for your review:
Lot # *****
Trofeo o sia magnifica Colonna Coclide di marmo composta di g ... (1775)
Print-Multiple , Etching , 27 1/2 in x 17 5/8 in
Estimate: $275-550 USD
Hammer price: $221 USD
Gonnelli Casa d'aste, Firenze
ITALY, 27 May 2015
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