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Antiquities of Heculaneum engraving Pompeii Morghen

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Antiquities of Heculaneum


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Original antique print


Wall-painting from Herculaneum. From 'Le Antichita di Ercolano' (The Antiquities of Heculaneum), which was a collection of images of archeological finds from the excavations at the Roman city of Herculaneum. It was published over a 40 year period from 1744 to 1792 as the excavations continued. Many different artists and archeologists of the day worked on it. Giovanni Morghen was an Italian engraver, the son of a lace merchant of Montpellier of German origin, who settled at Florence.

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artist Nico Billy after Giovanni Morghen
method Copper-line engraving
date C1770
size 350mm by 250mm (platemark)
SKU CL1595