Outlines From the Figures and Compositions Upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the Late Sir William Hamilton: With Engraved Borders (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Outlines From the Figures and Compositions Upon the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Vases of the Late Sir William Hamilton: With Engraved Borders

The designs, here presented to the public, are the out lines drawn and engraved by that accurate artist, the late Mr. Kirk, from the two works of the late Sir. William Hamilton; the first, in four volumes folio, the second in three, edited by Tieschbien, which cannot together be pro cured for less than fifty or sixty guineas. They were selected by Mr. Kirk, on account of the beauty of their composition, and the elegance and truth of their indivi dual forms. It is probable, had he lived, that this work would have been still more extensive, as one of the ou ginal volumes has been published since his death. There was another object also, which he always kept in view, and that was, the rejection of all those designs from his collec tion, which tended in any degree to indelicate expression. The various beautiful borders which surround these de signs, were not so placed in the original vases, but served there, merely to ornamentthe handles, and other parts, nor were the border and figures, which are upon the same Plate in this work, always upon the same vase. Nothing can exceed the different borders, in simplicity, in variety, in elegance, in richness, or in beauty, and all modern ornaments sink in the comparison.

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Author(s) - William Hamilton

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ISBN - 9780331662320

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm

Page Count - 195

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