Antique 18th century neoclassical print by Sir William Hamilton taken from Greek & Etruscan vases. Presented in gilt wood frame. Measures 11 1/4" x 10" frame and 9 1/4" x 7 3/4" print. We have a companion aquatint listed, similarly framed.
Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was British ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples. During his time in Italy, Hamilton was fascinated with the excavations at Pompei and Herculaneum. He became an avid collector of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities, including antique vases. He published engravings of his new collection before the vases were sent to the British Museum.
Sir William Hamilton (1719-1805)
From Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines.. Cabinet de M. William Hamilton
Naples:1766-1776, Paris: 1785-1788, Francois Morelli
Aquatint engraving printed in black and terra-cotta ink
Engraver: Pierre-Francois Hugues d’Harcanville
Provenance: W. Graham Arader III Galleries
Antique 18th century Neoclassical Print Aquatint Engraving in Black & Terra-Cotta Ink by Sir William Hamilton Taken from Greek & Etruscan Vases