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Sepulchral Cippus from Piranesi. Henry Moses engraving c1811.

Sepulchral Cippus from Piranesi. Henry Moses engraving c1811.

by Moses, Henry

Fine antique engraving of a memorial stone sculpted by Piranesi.

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 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).

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. Piranesi was elected honoary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London in 1757, and awarded the Order of the Spur by Pope Clement XIII in 1766.

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

 

Stock Number: apcd.HM.96Price: $33.00

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