Piranesi as Designer
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autograph letter from piranesi to charles townley, with drawing of the warwick vase accompanied by dimensions, 3 August 1772

Piranesi’s letter, addressed to the leading British collector of classical sculpture, Charles Townley, included a sketch of the Warwick Vase, but made no reference to it in the text. In his reply, which survives with this letter, Townley praised the artist’s unique ability to revive such a “Phoenix.”

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