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British School, 18th Century Two Engravings on Mythological Themes in the Red-Figure Style

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2940B
Lot:
728
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$185$150

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2940B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 07, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

British School, 18th Century

Two Engravings on Mythological Themes in the Red-Figure Style
Unsigned.
Engravings on paper, plate sizes to 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (21.7 x 32.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frames.

N.B. Likely taken from or after engravings in Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton, His Britannick Maiesty's envoy extraordinary at the Court of Naples by William Hamilton (British, 1751-1801) and Pierre Fran├žois Hugues, chevalier de Hancarville (French, after 1719-c. 1790), published in Naples, 1766-67, four volumes.
Estimate $150-250

Marked "PL LXIII" (Bacchus clubbing a pair of tall birds, perhaps cranes?) and "Pl. XXXIX" (scene of a young warrior receiving a shield and helmet from a woman)


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Keywords

Etruscan language, Europe, Historical linguistics, Horatio Nelson, Naples, Volcanologists, William Hamilton

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