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Antique Vase from Piranesi, engraved by Henry Moses

Antique Vase from Piranesi, engraved by Henry Moses

by Moses, Henry

Henry Moses antique vase engraving c1811 after Piranesi.

Hand-coloured original engraving c1811 by Henry Moses, of a beautiful Vase by artist, engraver, etcher, stonemason, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, for A collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterea, Tripods, Candelabra and Sarcophagi, from various Museums and Collections published in London in 1814. Henry Moses engraved "the most esteemed monuments of ancient times, as would tend to improve the judgement, and refine the taste of the Student.." (of antiquities). Moses considered that of all antiquities, Vases have provided the most admiration because of their variety, elegance of form, unusual designs, and beauty of the compositions that adorn them with interesting depictions of life and beliefs in the period represented.

In 1745 Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), established a workshop on the Corso in Rome, where he restored and sold antiquities. Having had the benefit of the finest teachers, and classical architectural training, his ability as an artisan and etcher was unsurpassed. In 1757 Piranesi was elected an honorary Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries in London, and in 1766 he was awarded the Order of the Spur by Pope Clement XIII.

Plate size: 14 x 10cm (5.5 x 4 inches).




Stock Number: apcd.HM42aLPrice: $70.00