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Satyrs maenads William Hamilton Greek Vase painting engraving Etruscan D'Hancarville

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Hamilton Greek Vase - Satyrs and maenads


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Original antique print


This engraving is from 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 . Florence edition, 1801-08. 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 II. - 130. 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 490mm (platemark) 460mm by 710mm (sheet)
SKU CL6889