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francesco piranesi & louis-jean desprez
(1756 Rome – 1810 Paris) & (1743 Auxerre – 1804 Stockholm)

The Fireworks above Castello S. Angelo (La Girande au Chateau Saint-Ange). Etching, reworked with watercolor and gouache, the image surrounded by an engraved paper mat. 68.1 x 46.5 cm. In the lower left frame signed: "Desprez" and at the lower center titled "Chateau St Ange avec la Girandole a Rome" (both inscriptions somewhat faded); inscribed at lower right (in Piranesi's hand?): "Ce vend chez M. Francois Piranesi a Rome"and, on the verso, numbered in pen and brown ink in a contemporary hand "No 1." Ca 1783. Wollin 3 I (of III).