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Symposium William Hamilton Greek Vase painting engraving Etruscan D'Hancarville

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Hamilton Greek Vase - Three draped young men and cortege of banqueters


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Original antique print


Depicts a Greek vase-painting from an Attic column krater now in the British Museum. 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. - 29. Some very faint foxing in outer margins and one break in paper in margin, well away from the platemark. Central vertical fold as issued.

Additional Information

artist Pierre Francois Hugues D'Hancarville (author)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1801-1808
size 325mm by 410mm (platemark) 460mm by 710mm (sheet)
SKU CL6884