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From a Cast of Vase of Henry Moses.

From a Cast of Vase of Henry Moses.


by Moses, Henry

Antique print "of a vase in my possession".

Small engraving by Henry Moses c1811 for A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterea, Tripods, Candelabra and Sarcophagi, from various Museums and Collections, printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, and published in London by J. Taylor.
Of all antiquities, Vases provide the most admiration because of their variety and elegance of form and beauty of the carvings and paintings that adorn them, illustrating life and beliefs in the period represented.

Henry 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.”

This engraving has fine later colour. Page size is approximately 14cm x 10cm (5.5 x 4 inches).


Stock Number: apcd.HM44Price: $60.00