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Cherubs, Putti, Angels, at work and play. Ercolano engraving c1757

Cherubs, Putti, Angels, at work and play. Ercolano engraving c1757

by Lavega, Francesco

Antique print of Cherubs at work and play. Plate 2, c1757. This is one of a charming series of small 18th century engravings of putti.. or as some like to call them, angels with wings.

 
Original mezzotint engraved on copper by R. Pozzi after a drawing by Francesco Lavega for the most important eighteenth century archaeological work, documenting excavations at Pompeii, Ercolano (Herculaneum and Stabiae). Published in Naples circa 1757-1792 with patronage of King Charles 11. Later hand-color. 
 
This small image has been mounted in conservation board, and covered with cellophane for protection. Approximate size is 29 x 34cm (11.5 x 13.5 inches) Engraved print window size is 5.5 x 7.5 inches or 14 x 19cm

Stock Number: apErcol88LPrice: $242.00

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