Piranesi as Designer
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design for two andirons and a sconce of gilt bronze for the pavilion de bagatelle, paris, 1777

Etched designs from the Diverse maniere supplied ideas for Francois-Joseph Bélanger, as shown in these studies for a decorative commission from the 1770s for Queen Marie-Antoinette (indicated by the initials “MA”). Béanger’s right-hand andiron was inspired by those in the monopod design and from another chimneypiece in the Diverse maniere.