Lot 581
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778), Three Works
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Etchings, to include Ruine de sepolcro antico posto dinanzi ad altre ruine d'un Acquedotto pure antico... and the frontispiece from Opere varie di architettura prospettive Grotteschi Antichita, to also include Veduta dell' Arco di Tito from Vedute di Roma that is on laid paper, likely 19th century, in uniform framing.

Frame dimensions 25 1/2 x 33 in. (the others slightly smaller)

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Overall good condition; some staining and toning (mostly to third); some soft creases and nicks (mostly to first and second); light frame wear; not examined out of frames.