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The Actor and the Mask
Aloja, Joseph -Engraver-; Vanni, Niccolo -Drafstman-
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Aloja, Joseph
Naples, 1755 - Naples, 1792
Vanni, Niccolo
Naples, 1750 - Naples, 1770

The Actor and the Mask

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

During his reign in Naples, Charles of Bourbon founded two institutions related to the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum. These were the Herculaneum Royal Academy, which published Le antichità, and the Herculaneum Museum. Such a modern approach to the study of antiquities is reflected in this print of a mural, where the paint losses are shown in order not to give a false impression of the original.

Technical data

Inventory number
G003490
Author
Aloja, Joseph -Engraver-; Vanni, Niccolo -Drafstman-
Title
The Actor and the Mask
Date
Ca. 1757
Technique
Etching; Taille douce: etching and engraving
Support
Wove paper
Dimension
Height: 237 mm.; Width: 236 mm.
Series
Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte
Provenance
Acquisition, 2006.

Bibliography +

Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte, 1, Regia Stamperia, Napoli, 1757-1792, pp. 189.

Other inventories +

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

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Update date: 06-06-2020 | Registry created on 16-10-2015

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