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

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 Herculanense 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.

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Aloja, Joseph -Engraver-; Vanni, Niccolo -Drafstman-
The Actor and the Mask
Ca. 1757
Etching; Taille douce: etching and engraving
Wove paper
Height: 237 mm; Width: 236 mm
Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte
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.

Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 16-10-2015

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