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Vivant Denon portrait archaeologist Stipple engraving

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Vivant Denon


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Original antique print


Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon (1747-1825), was a French artist, writer, and archaeologist. He had a brilliant career as artist and diplomat under the ancien regime and followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt. In 1804 he became director-general of museums and was instrumental in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre as the spoils of conquest. His accounts of his travels and his treatise on ancient monuments contain collections of his engravings of works of art. Denon was partly responsible for the design of the Vend_me Column, a monument to Napoleon. Light horizontal crease across image, looks as if from original printing - it doesn't come up in the photo.

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artist Anon.
method Stipple engraving
date C1800
size 190mm by115mm (sheet)
SKU CL1095