1762 Large Folio - Camilo Paderni; Fil. Morgen - CENTAUR - 47 x 34 cm - Classical Art
Beautiful original copper engraving with fine hand colour by Filippo Morghen after Camillo Paderni, 1760.
The fresco of this Centaur was found in the villa of Cicero in Pompeii.
47 x 34 cm
Filippo Morghen was an accomplished eighteenth century engraver of portraits, architectural views, antiquities, plans and maps.
He studied art in Rome for a period of seven years before settling in Naples were he not only created etchings and engravings but established himself as a print seller and as a publisher.
He was a leading engraver for the recent archaeological discoveries detailed in the Antiquities of Herculaneum, published in Naples in 1757, and the sole engraver and publisher of Le Antichità di Pozzuoli, Baja e Cuma published in 1762-69.
From the First Edition of Le Antichità di Ercolano Esposte (Accademia Ercolanese Di Archeologia - Herculaneum) -- The Antiquities of Herculaneum. The series was initiated by Carlo III, King of Naples, and subsequently compiled by the Accademia Ercolanese (Herculaneum Academy) and printed by the Regia Stamperia (Royal Printing House) in Naples between 1755 and 1792. It is the first literature on the excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae, and contributed significantly to the formation of the neoclassic style which spread over Europe throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. A visually stunning plate with historical importance.
Aa with all our items, this is a superb original from 1762, NOT a later restrict or reprint!