Carceri Dinvenzione (Robison 29-44)
Artwork: Carceri Dinvenzione (Robison 29-44)
Size: each image: approx . 55.2 x 40.6; each sheet: approx . 87 x 60.3 cm
Edition Size: n/a
Medium: The complete set, comprising 16 etchings with engraving and drypoint
Creation year: 1761
Category: Prints
Artwork details : Created circa 1749-61, rich, atmospheric to good impressions, some plates showing a little wear in the densely hatched areas, R. 29 VII/IX, R. 43 IV/VI, both from the contemporary Second Edition, Third Issue, published by the artist, Rome, with the Roman numerals and R. 29 before the second round of re-work; R. 33 V/VI, R. 37 VI/VII, R. 38 and R. 39 V/VI, R. 41 VI/VII, R. 44 II/III, all from the Second Edition, Second Issue, through early printings of the Fifth Edition early 1760s to circa 1835; R. 30 and R. 31 V/VI, R. 32 VI/VII, R. 34 V/VI, R. 35 VII/VIII, R. 36, R. 40 and R. 42 V/VI, from early printings of the Fifth Edition, 1835-1839, on paper with watermark combined Initial TF (Robison watermark 93), dated mid-1830s, the sheets loose, contained in two leather-bound cases

Sotheby's London

Date: 2018-03-27
Lot Number: 16
Low Estimate: $20818 [+60%]
High Estimate: $27758 [+19%]
Hammer Price: $33309
Sold For: $41637