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Alcestis and Admetus
Vanni, Niccolo -Engraver-; Preciado de la Vega, Francisco -Drafstman-
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Vanni, Niccolo
Naples, 1750 - Naples, 1770
Preciado de la Vega, Francisco
Écija (Spain), 1712 - Rome, 1789

Alcestis and Admetus

Ca. 1757. Taille douce: etching and engraving on wove paper. Not on display

As King of Naples and Sicily, Charles of Bourbon actively promoted the excavations at Herculaneum and Pompeii, and helped bring attention to them through prints that stimulated archaeological research. Only the first volume of Le antichità was published during his Neapolitan reign, but from Spain he continued to encourage the appearance of the other volumes.

Technical data

Inventory number
G003300
Author
Vanni, Niccolo -Engraver-; Preciado de la Vega, Francisco -Drafstman-
Title
Alcestis and Admetus
Date
Ca. 1757
Technique
Taille douce: etching and engraving
Support
Wove paper
Dimension
Height: 416 mm.; Width: 348 mm.; Height of the plate mark: 294 mm.; Width of the plate mark: 247 mm.
Series
Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte
Provenance
Collection of Madrazo, Madrid; Collection of Daza-Campos, Madrid; Acquired by the Museo del Prado, 2006

Bibliography +

Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte, 1, Regia Stamperia, Napoli, 1757-1792, pp. 61, Tavola XI.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2756.

Update date: 06-06-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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