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Putti Playing the Pipes and Dancing. Pompeii fresco.

Putti Playing the Pipes and Dancing. Pompeii fresco.

by Lavega, Francesco

Antique print of Putti playing music and dancing.

Original mezzotint engraved on copper c.1757 by Roccus Pozzi after a drawing by Francesco Lavega for the most important eighteenth century recording of archaeological excavations at Pompeii, Ercolano (Herculaneum), and Stabiae(Campania), hundreds of years after these districts were covered by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD79. With patronage of King Charles II, published in Naples circa 1760 (The later hand-colour much enhances this series of charming little engravings.

This delightful engraving is mounted between 'antique white' conservation rag mat board, and covered with cellophane for protection. Engraving to plate mark: 11 x 16cm. Mounted window size 13 x 18cm (5 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches). External size for frame window is 29 x 34cm (11.5 x 13.5 inches).

Stock Number: apPpf3mPrice: $165.00