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Pompeii Fresco. Putti with Battle Helmet & Shield.

Pompeii Fresco. Putti with Battle Helmet & Shield.

by Lavega, Francesco

Antique print. Putti, helmet and shield Pompeii fresco. One of a charming series of small 18th century engravings of Putti in Pompeii frescoes.

Original mezzotint c1757, engraved on copper by Roccus Pozzi after a drawing by Francesco Lavega for the most important eighteenth century documentation of the archaeological excavations at Pompeii, Ercolano (Herculaneum) and Stabiae (Campania) on the Bay of Naples which were covered by lava when Mt Vesuvius erupted in AD79. Published in Naples c1760.

This small image has been mounted in conservation board, and covered with cellophane for protection. External measurement is 29 x 34cm (11 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches). Engraving window size, 13 x 18cm (5 1/8 x 7 inches)

Stock Number: apcPpf1Price: $185.00