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Sarcophagus in Pio Clementino Vatican Museum. Antique print c1811

Sarcophagus in Pio Clementino Vatican Museum. Antique print c1811


by Moses, Henry

Antique engraving of a dramatically carved Sarcophagus from the Vatican Museum of Sculpture.

Fine hand-coloured 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 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.”

Plate size: 14 x 10cm (5.5 x 4 inches). Page size 24 x 18cm (9.5 x 7 inches).



Stock Number: apHM137Price: $20.00