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A Vase in the Musée Napoleon, antique print c1811.

A Vase in the Musée Napoleon, antique print c1811.

by Moses, Henry

Antique print of classical vase from Napoleon Museum. Small engraving in beautiful hand-painted ragmat mount, ready for frame.

Original antique engraving by Henry Moses with later hand-colour. Published c1811 for A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterea, Tripods, Candelabra and Sarcophagi, from various Museums and Collections, published in London by J. Taylor, No 39 High Holborn, and printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor of Shoe Lane.

Henry Moses considered that, of all antiquities, vases provide the most admiration because of their variety, elegance of form, unusual designs, and beauty of the compositions that adorn them - that illustrate life and beliefs in the period represented.  “The study of the unrivalled works of the ancients is essential to the establishment of good taste and correct judgement, and has laid the foundation of those excellencies which have given celebrity to all the distinguished artists of modern times. Many of the most admirable productions of antiquity are however inaccessible to students, whose limited income will not allow of their travelling to see them;… I therefore conceived that I should perform an acceptable service to the lovers and professors of the Arts, if I were to select from various Museums, Collections, and Cabinets, such of the most esteemed monuments of ancient times, as would tend to improve the judgement, and refine the taste of the Student.”

This elegant little engraving is mounted between antique-white ragmat conservation board with narrow dark blue painted window edge, and covered with cellophane for protection until framed. To intaglio impression measures 14 x 10cm (5.5 x 4 inches). External mounted size for frame is 25 x 21cms (9.7/8 x 8.1/4 inches). (Full size of mount is obviously not shown here.)

Stock Number: apcdHM38dMPrice: $150.00

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