Perspective view of the same candelabrum, from 'Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi, vol. II' (Vases, candelabra, grave stones, sarcophagi, tripods, lamps, and ornaments)

Etching | 50.5 x 73cm | 1778-80

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

This elaborate candelabrum, now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, represents one of Piranesi's more creative "restorations." Produced during a period when Piranesi was collaborating with the Scottish painter Gavin Hamilton in the restoration and sal...
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