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Roman statue sculpture  Sleeping Cupid engraving Corbould

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Roman statue - Sleeping Cupid


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Original antique print


From a series of engravings depicting the Classical sculptures in the British Museum. Corbould was a student of the Royal Academy, under Fuseli, where he gained the silver medal for a study from the life. While at the Academy he made the friendship of Flaxman, Stothard, West, Chantrey, and Westmacott. He is best known for his drawings of ancient marbles in the possession of various English noblemen like the Duke of Bedford's collection at Wobourn Abbey and the Earl of Egremont's Collection at Petworth. He spent about 30 years drawing those in the collection of the British Museum and these were engraved and published after his death.

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artist Bromley after Henry Corbould (1787-1844)
method Steel-engraving
date 1856
size 250mm by 305mm (platemark)
SKU CL3016