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Popular works on paper include original Greek vase and art prints from the 1800's featuring William Hamilton Collection of Greek Vases, The Vases of Sir Henry Englefield,. and other representations of fine antiquity collections of art. In addition, Views of Ancient Rome with hand colored scenes of famous Roman buildings completed in the late 1700's.
The beautiful prints of ancient Etruscan vases from the Englefield collection were drawn and engraved by Henry Moses. The vases and figures were carefully engraved and are a fine representation of ancient Greek pottery. Figures and scenes of heroic and mythological scenes including Heracles, Apollo, Achilles, Athena, etc.
Sir Henry Charles Englefield was a prominent writer and collector of antiquities. He was also a member of the Society of Antiquaries and the Dilettanti Society.
A significant and rare series of luxurious ancient art and mythology prints from the collection of vases formed by the connoisseur Sir William Hamilton. He assembled one of the world's finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. The collection was later acquired in 1772 by the British Museum for its Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.
The prints were carefully engraved and are a fine representation of ancient art. "Never before had ancient vases been represented with such meticulous detail and beauty, and the result would become a neoclassical masterpiece." Many sets are in museums and private collections.
A magnificent and rare series of ancient art and mythology engravings produced by Richard Knight and the Society of Dilettanti. The Society of Dilettanti (founded 1734) is a British society of noblemen and scholars which sponsored the study of ancient Greek and Roman art.
he majority of the works illustrated was from
the collections of Richard Payne Knight and Charles Townley. The prints were carefully engraved and are a fine representation of ancient art.
The series consists of sixty beautiful prints of Greek antiquities. The prints were carefully engraved and are a fine representation of ancient Greek vases, sculptures, reliefs and statues.
The archaeologist James Millingen had access to private collections and important museums of Europe, including the British Museum, with fine examples of ancient art making public previously unpublished material.
The series consists of sixty two beautiful prints of ancient Roman ruins. The prints were carefully engraved and are a fine representation of ancient Roman buildings and monuments. Merigot visited each of the ruins and drew them in person. Scenes include Arch of Titus, The Coliseum, Ponte Rotto, Tomb of Nero, etc.
The antiquity prints are highly collectible and with mats and frames used in wall decoration in many homes and offices.
La Chau, Geraud de and Gaspar Michel called Le Blond. Description des principales pierresgravées du cabinet de S.A.S. Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans. Paris: La Chau et Le Blond, 1780-84.. 179 plates by Saint-Aubin, Consists of engravings from The Duke of Orleans collection of engraved stones and other objects. The collection was later bequeathed to Louis XIV.
A series of Greek and Roman head engravings reproduced on antique parchment paper. There is a selection of notable and inspirational quotes for an individual that can be added to each print.
The plates show paintings on red-figure, ancient, Greek vases. Such vases were produced from ca. 530 to ca. 330 B.C. in Greece and southern Italy. Among ancient civilizations the Greeks alone produced the art of pottery to a form of fine art. Most of the subjects shown are taken from ancient Greek myths.
Prints are from the scarce Florence edition of Tischbein's famous work on Sir William Hamilton's collection of antique vases. The prints are both a technically brilliant record of a priceless object and a highly-pleasing image that has as much appeal today as when it was produced in Florence two hundred years ago.
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