FIGURES D'UN VASE DE LA MEME FORME [An Original Colour Aquatint Plate From] Collection Des Vases Grecs by De M. Le Compte De Lamberg Expliquee Et Publiee Par Alexander De LaBorde

(Paris: Imprimerie De Jules Didot Aine, 1813-1824).

AN IMPRESSIVE PLATE FEATURING TWO IMAGES, ONE OF WHICH FEATURES A GATHERING OF GODS WHILE THE OTHER FEATURES A WOMAN-CHASING SATYR. This plate is from the original edition of LaBorde's COLLECTION DES VASES GRECS DE MR. LE COMTE DE LAMBERG.
The Count of Lamberg, Ambassador to the King of Naples, assembled a remarkable collection of approximately 500 vases which included a number given to him by the Queen of Naples. Laborde, mindful of faults in the illustrations of the famous Hamilton catalogues, was intent on producing an even finer book, and rendering the objects with 'extreme fidelity'. Brunet said of the production, "the precious pieces [in this collection] are shown here with remarkable precision." Quérard noted, "this work deserves particular attention for its fine execution. It was attempted as much as possible to present facsimiles, so to speak, of the vases, with all the colours and figures that can be seen on these precious pieces." Item #26540

From the first edition of this monumental work on classical art. An original aquatint printed in terracotta-red and black over a white background. This single sheet features two images, it is plate LXV. The upper image is a magnificent panoply of 8 gods and goddesses associated with Dionysos, their names provide, two other figures are in the scene, one is playing a lyre. The plate below depicts shows a satyr pursuing a torch bearing maiden, while another woman gestures skyward. The plate is numbered and captioned. Printed on a folio captioned sheet measuring 22.5" x 16.5", the upper image approximately, "19 x 8", the lower approximately, "12 x 6.5"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 26" x 22", glazed behind clear mylar. A fine and beautifully preserved plate in excellent condition.

Price: $950.00