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Herculaneum Fish Fresco. Engraving: Aloja after Vanni c1757

Herculaneum Fish Fresco. Engraving: Aloja after Vanni c1757

by Vanni, Niccolo

Antique print documenting Herculaneum archaeological excavation of Fish.

Original small copperplate engraved mezzotint engraved c1757 by Aloja from a drawing by Niccolo Vanni for the most important archaeological work of the 18th century - the recording of the discoveries at Pompeii, Ercolano (Herculaneum) and Stabiae (Campania), the region that had been covered since the eruption of Mt Vesusius late in AD79.

This lovely engraving has later hand-colour, is mounted between antique-white ragmat conservation board ready for framing, and is covered in cellophane for protective handling. External measurement for a frame is 25 x 40cm (9 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches). The image window measures 95 x 245mm (3 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches).

Stock Number: apVanni111Price: $100.00

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