Sujet d'un Vase de la Forme No. 3 [and] Sujet d'un Vase de la Meme Forme [An Original Colour Aquatint Plate From] Collection Des Vases Grecs by De M. Le Compte De Lamberg Expliquee Et Publiee Par Alexander De LaBorde

LaBorde Alexander De; [Antiquities; Greek Art]

Published by Paris Imprimerie De Jules Didot Aine 1813-1824
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From the first edition of this monumental work on classical art. An original aquatint printed in terracotta-red and black over a white background. This single sheet features two plates, LXVI and LXVII, in the upper six revelers are depicted in this crowded scene. A woman plays a double flute, while the others dance, one of them carries a torch. The plate below depicts a (stylized) gray-haired old man who sits while an elegantly dressed maiden shows him a highly decorated bowl. Each plate is numbered and individually captioned. Printed on a folio captioned sheet measuring 22.5" x 16.5", the upper image approximately, "14 x 8", the lower 9.25" by 8"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 26" x 22", glazed behind clear mylar. A fine and beautifully preserved plate in excellent condition. AN IMPRESSIVE PLATE FEATURING TWO CAPTIONED IMAGES. This plate is from the original edition of LaBorde's COLLECTION DES VASES GRECS DE MR. LE COMTE DE LAMBERG. The Count of Lamberg, Ambassador to the King of Naples, assembled a remarkable collection of approximately 500 vases which included a number given to him by the Queen of Naples. Laborde, mindful of faults in the illustrations of the famous Hamilton catalogues, was intent on producing an even finer book, and rendering the objects with 'extreme fidelity'. Brunet said of the production, "the precious pieces [in this collection] are shown here with remarkable precision." Quérard noted, "this work deserves particular attention for its fine execution. It was attempted as much as possible to present facsimiles, so to speak, of the vases, with all the colours and figures that can be seen on these precious pieces.". Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Sujet d'un Vase de la Forme No. 3 [and] ...
Publisher: Paris Imprimerie De Jules Didot Aine 1813-1824

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