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19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JN
Contact Nigel Talbot
Kate Alderson
Telephone 020 7836 1979
Specialists Antique Prints, Albums, UK & Foreign Views, Historical, Portraits, Mezzotints, Decorative, Sporting, Satire, David Roberts, Dogs, Naval & Marine
Grosvenor Prints
Stand K08

Piranesi's engraving of Blackfriars Bridge

Robert Mylne

A View of Part of the Intended Bridge at Blackfriars London in August MDCCLXIII. By Robert Mylne Architect. Engraved by Piranesi at Rome., Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 10th March 1766. 1766

Engraving. Image: 600 x 395mm (23½ x 15½"). Frame: 800 x 630mm (31½ x 24¾").

Note
A view of the first Blackfriars Bridge, built by Robert Mylne from Portland stone, opening 1769.
Mylne was a young Scot who had studied architecture in Rome, where he had been befriended by Piranesi. Having won the commission to built Blackfriars Bridge, Mylne sent his mentor a drawing of the work in progress. In an incredible act of generosity Piranesi replied by sending a copper plate of professional quality back to London where Mylne had it published.
With key engraved below.

Condition
Unexamined out of frame. Light foxing in sky.
£2,000