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10 Hamilton.Nike and youths torch-bearers. 208

€1,000.00

Description: Hamilton.Nike and youths torch-bearers.

Nike leads a bull towards a base surrounded by youths torch-bearers
Price: 1000 €

Author

Hamilton, William and Pierre D´Hancarville
Date

Naples 1766-67

Description

Original copper engraving with original hand colour. 63 x 38 cms(printed surface) plus wide margins.The scene represents Nike leading a bull towards a base with two steps and she is surrounded by six youths five of them holding torches.the scene is represented in a Attic bell-krater nowadays at the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum. originally was part of the collection of William Hamilton, british ambassador at the court of Naples.He assambled a huge collection of greek vases most of them nowadays at the British Museum and some others scattered in different institutional european collections.
Ref Taschen 2015 pgs 324-25.
  • Number: 2080157
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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