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Column Capital of Corinthian Style of Architecture reproduction print

Column Capital of Corinthian Style of Architecture reproduction print

by Basire, James

Corinthian Architectural Entablature, Capital and Cross-section of Column of Temple of the Winds. A beautiful print of classical ancient architecture. Reproduction print from copperplate-engraved architectural detail by James Basire. Originally published in London circa 1770. This is a classic architecture print.

James Basire (1730-1802) studied engraving with his father who was a London engraver of maps. Basire was then apprenticed to engraver Richard Dalton, and accompanied a patron to Rome in order to study the works of Raphael. After his return to London Basire acquired a reputation for fine engravings of portraits, architecture, and antiquarian scenes. Between 1760 and 1795 Basire was official engraver to the Society of Antiquaries, and was appointed engraver to the Royal Society in 1770. He was a well-respected teacher and engraving master.
This is a fine print on thick paper with a grey background. It looks great in a group of three - and with Piranesi's Vases (in Heritage Editions classical/design section) for a wonderful group of Classic Architecture. Paper size 49 x 32cm (19.25 x 12.5 inches).

Stock Number: HE135gPrice: $22.00