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Alcestis and Admetus
Taille douce: etching and engraving on wove paper. Ca. 1757
Preciado de la Vega, Francisco; Vanni, Niccolo
Alcestis and Admetus
Taille douce: etching and engraving on wove paper. Ca. 1757
Preciado de la Vega, Francisco; Vanni, Niccolo

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.

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