Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Published on March 7, 2023

Giovanni Battista Piranesi was primarily known for his etchings, but he was also an accomplished and versatile draftsman.

The Morgan Library holds the largest and most important collection of Piranesi’s drawings, well over 100 works that encompass his early architectural capricci, studies for prints, measured design drawings, sketches for a range of decorative objects, a variety of figural drawings, and views of Rome and Pompeii. These form the core of the exhibition, which will also include rare  loans from a number of private collections. The exhibition will be the most comprehensive look at Piranesi’s drawings in more than a generation.

The exhibition takes place at the Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10016 from March 10 – June 4, 2023.

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