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The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton

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Der Zusammenarbeit zweier kenntnisreicher Sammler im 18.Jahrhundert - Lord William Hamilton und Hugues d'Hancarville - verdanken wir eine der schönsten und spektakulärsten Sammlungen etruskischer, griechischer und römischer Vasen der Geschichte. d'Hancarville beauftragte seinerzeit Lord Hamilton, die wunderbaren Vasen seiner Sammlung mit ihrer einmaligen Ornamentik zu stechen, bevor er sie als Grundstock einer großen Sammlung an das British Museum in London verkauft. Mit diesem Faksimile, das die komplette Sammlung in Stichen des Lord Hamilton zeigt, ist wohl der interessanteste und übersichtlichste Streifzug durch diese Kunstform der Antike gelungen. Das Buch wendet sich nicht nur an Fachleute, sondern auch an Künstler und Designer. Die spektakulärsten Details sind auf sieben Ausklapptafeln vergrößert und kommen so zu ihrem wahren Glanz.

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This spectacular compilation of plates, representing a superb collection of ancient vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), British diplomat and collector, and Pierre-Frangois Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805), an adventurous connoisseur and amateur art dealer. As an envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Hamilton developed a keen interest in both antiquity and volcanology, studying the royal excavations of Pompei and Hercolano and publishing the first scientific essays on mount Vesuvius. During his stay in Naples he built the finest collection of ancient vases of his time, which he sold, in 1772, to the British Museum in London. Before the invaluable pieces were shipped off to England, d4Hancarville was commissioned to document the vases in words and images. Never before have ancient vases been represented with such meticulous detail and sublime beauty. His famous catalogue was published in four volumes, known as "Les Antiquitis d4Hancarville."This spectacular compilation of plates, representing a superb collection of ancient vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), British diplomat and collector, and Pierre-Frangois Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805), an adventurous connoisseur and amateur art dealer. As an envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Hamilton developed a keen interest in both antiquity and volcanology, studying the royal excavations of Pompei and Hercolano and publishing the first scientific essays on mount Vesuvius. During his stay in Naples he built the finest collection of ancient vases of his time, which he sold, in 1772, to the British Museum in London. Before the invaluable pieces were shipped off to England, d4Hancarville was commissioned to document the vases in words and images. Never before have ancient vases been represented with such meticulous detail and sublime beauty. His famous catalogue was published in four volumes, known as "Les Antiquitis d4Hancarville."

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This spectacular compilation of platesQrepresenting a super + collection of ancient Etruscan, Greek, and Roman vasesQis the fruit of a collaboration between Sir William Hamilton and British diplomat and collector Pierre-Francois Hugues d'Hancarville, an adventurous connoisseur and amateur art dealer. 3-8228-2195-0$200.00 / Taschen America LLC

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'd'Hancarville, Antiquites'. This spectacular compilation of elevations, representing a superb collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Lord William Hamilton (1730-1803), British diplomat and collector, and Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805), an amateur art dealer. This is a facsimile of the 4-volume book published in 1776, now in one volume, and in the same format as Frank Zollner's 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Many of the vases are in the British Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822821954
Subtitle:
From the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton
Publisher:
Taschen
Author:
Gisler-Huwiler, Madelaine
Author:
Sch]tze, Sebastian
Author:
Schutze, Dr Sebastian
Subject:
Pottery & Ceramics
Subject:
Europe - Austria & Hungary
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Extra Large
Publication Date:
20040929
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
550
Dimensions:
19.75 x 13 x 3.25 in 15.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This spectacular compilation of plates, representing a superb collection of ancient vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), British diplomat and collector, and Pierre-Frangois Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805), an adventurous connoisseur and amateur art dealer. As an envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Hamilton developed a keen interest in both antiquity and volcanology, studying the royal excavations of Pompei and Hercolano and publishing the first scientific essays on mount Vesuvius. During his stay in Naples he built the finest collection of ancient vases of his time, which he sold, in 1772, to the British Museum in London. Before the invaluable pieces were shipped off to England, d4Hancarville was commissioned to document the vases in words and images. Never before have ancient vases been represented with such meticulous detail and sublime beauty. His famous catalogue was published in four volumes, known as "Les Antiquitis d4Hancarville."This spectacular compilation of plates, representing a superb collection of ancient vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), British diplomat and collector, and Pierre-Frangois Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805), an adventurous connoisseur and amateur art dealer. As an envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Hamilton developed a keen interest in both antiquity and volcanology, studying the royal excavations of Pompei and Hercolano and publishing the first scientific essays on mount Vesuvius. During his stay in Naples he built the finest collection of ancient vases of his time, which he sold, in 1772, to the British Museum in London. Before the invaluable pieces were shipped off to England, d4Hancarville was commissioned to document the vases in words and images. Never before have ancient vases been represented with such meticulous detail and sublime beauty. His famous catalogue was published in four volumes, known as "Les Antiquitis d4Hancarville."
"Synopsis" by ,
This spectacular compilation of platesQrepresenting a super + collection of ancient Etruscan, Greek, and Roman vasesQis the fruit of a collaboration between Sir William Hamilton and British diplomat and collector Pierre-Francois Hugues d'Hancarville, an adventurous connoisseur and amateur art dealer. 3-8228-2195-0$200.00 / Taschen America LLC
"Synopsis" by , 'd'Hancarville, Antiquites'. This spectacular compilation of elevations, representing a superb collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Lord William Hamilton (1730-1803), British diplomat and collector, and Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805), an amateur art dealer. This is a facsimile of the 4-volume book published in 1776, now in one volume, and in the same format as Frank Zollner's 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Many of the vases are in the British Museum.
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