Piranesi as Designer
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Design for a Frontispiece, Scroll Surmounted by Crown and Foliage; Corner of Sarcophagus, Sistum, Lantern, Portrait Medallion, Feather, Fasces, etc., ca. 1744–45

This study for a title page shows the impact of Italian artist Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s (1696–1770) vibrancy of light and fluency of line on Piranesi’s handling of the powerful masonry forms of Rome.

Chimneypiece for John Hope

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Commode

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Fountain

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

design for a side table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

designs for two commodes

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for a monumental candelabrum

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for part of a table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Wine Cooler

Edward Barnard & Sons