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Paris Helen Hamilton Greek Vase engraving Etruscan D'Hancarville

Hamilton Greek Vase - Paris, Helen, Pan, Satyr, Aphrodite and Eros

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Original antique print
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Paris seated, turns toward Helen, who leans on a pillar. Left : Pan and hind. Right : satyr. Above : Aphrodite and Eros Depicts a Greek red-figure vase-painting. 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. Ref : Taschen IV. - 24. 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 210mm by 300mm (platemark) 460mm by 710mm (sheet)
SKU CL6887