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From The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project:
2 February 2023   Thursday
"Giovanni Battista was not the only violent Piranesi. Francesco threatened his father with a knife because he would not give him money.10 Piranesi seems to have been at odds with Francesco over the sale of antiquities. A knowledgeable Englishman in Rome reported in 1770 that "he says he will not sell any of his antiquities, and threatens to have an Excommunication against his son if he ever parts with any of them."11
10. Giovanni Antonio Selva to Tommaso Temanza, n.d.
11. Thomas Jenkins to Charles Townley, December 12, 1770.
Heather Hyde Minor, Piranesi's Lost Words (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015), p. 188.
Francesco was 12 years old in 1770, and innocently let it slip out that his father planned to (eventually) sell his antiquities. Henceforth, Francesco learned to never let outsiders know what was going on in the business, and fabricated theatrics was the preferred means of keeping outsiders at bay.


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