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Erinys William Hamilton Greek Vase painting engraving Etruscan D'Hancarville

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Hamilton Greek Vase - Oineus, Periboia, Diomedes, Agrios as a captive, Erinys rising from the ground


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Original antique print


Depcts a Greek vase-painting from a Paestan hydria. This plate is from the scarce Florence edition of d'Hancarville's famous work on Sir William Hamilton's collection of antique vases - 'Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, tirees du Cabinet de M. William Hamilton.' It was first published in 1767, this edition is 1801-1808. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was the British ambassador to the Court of the Two Sicilys. Living in Naples, he was in a perfect position to acquire the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases being unearthed around Naples. He was quick to understand the importance of the vases to the study of ancient art and history. His first collection of vases was sold to the British Museum in 1772. London , British Museum GR 1772.3-20.37 (BM Vases F155). Central vertical fold as issued.

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artist Pierre Francois Hugues D'Hancarville (author)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1801-1808
size 295mm by 420mm (platemark) 460mm by 710mm (sheet)
SKU CL6885