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Pair of ancient Roman scenes. Diptych of frescoes.

Pair of ancient Roman scenes. Diptych of frescoes.

by Vanni, Niccolo

Antique print of excavated frescoes of Herculaneum life.

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 18th century engraving with fine later hand-colour is printed within text on hand-made paper for a grand book recording Herculaneum antiquities. Heavily inked text shows through slightly from reverse.

To platemark measures approximately 110 x 230 (4 1/4 x 9 inches).

 

 

Stock Number: apVanni183Price: $80.00

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