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Framed 18thC engraving of excavated Herculaneum fresco c1757.

Framed 18thC engraving of excavated Herculaneum fresco c1757.

by Vanni, Niccolo

Beautiful 'tortoiseshell' hand-finished frame on 18thC small engraving.

Wonderful hand-coloured copperplate engraving c1757 by Aloja from the drawing by Niccolo Vanni of a fresco unearthed following the excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. Le Antichita di Ercolano Esposte (Herculaneum Antiquities Exposed) was a most important 18th century recording of the archaelogical discoveries published in Naples between 1757 and 1792 (under the patronage of King Charles II). Herculaneum, a Roman municipium, was buried when Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The archaeological ruins were unearthed over a period of forty years.

This small engraving is framed in a beautiful hand-made tortoise-shell gold-leaf frame. External frame size is 26 x 30cm (10 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Window size around image is 14 x 18cm (5 1/2 x 7 inches). There may be an additional shipment charge dependent on destination.

Stock Number: apVanni43FPrice: $440.00