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Antique print of A Vase from Piranesi. Engraved by Henry Moses c1811

Antique print of A Vase from Piranesi. Engraved by Henry Moses c1811

by Moses, Henry

Beautiful antique vase by Piranesi, finely engraved by Henry Moses.

Original copperplate-engraving c1811 by Henry Moses 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 (1782-1870), outlined his subjects with carefully rendered fine lines. His engraving style was well-suited to the representation of sculpture and other antiquities, of which he published many series of copperplate engravings between 1811 and 1844.

Moses considered that “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.”

Most of the finely engraved plates were published uncoloured. We are fortunate to have these with fine later hand-colour. Page size is approximately 14cm x 10cm (5.5 x 4 inches).

 

 

Stock Number: apcd.HM31.1Price: $77.00

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