MID 18TH CENTURY HAMILTON ENGRAVING

MID 18TH CENTURY "HAMILTON" ENGRAVING

18th century ENGLISH

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An imposing large "Hamilton" engraving of classical motifs, with original hand colouring in terracotta and black, with highlights in blue. Taken from Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, Tirees du Cabinet de M. Hamilton (First edition Naples 1766).

Sir William Hamilton (1730 - 1803), British Ambassador to Naples from 1764 - 1800, commissioned the cataloguing and drawing of his famous collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and had the work published in 1766 - 7. The antiquities collection was sold to the British Museum in 1772.
Dimensions
Height 71.00 cm (27.95 inches)
Width 94.00 cm (37.01 inches)
Stock Code
9693M2
Robert Hirschhorn

Robert Hirschhorn
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