Antique Prints of Fauns, Centaurs and the eternal erotic Beauty of Classical Nudes in Greek and Roman Mythology. Gods and Godesses, Heros and Heroines. EROS - spelled here with Capital Letters...
Prints are in Good condition unless otherwise mentioned.
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"Icari essayant ses ailes"
The story is commonly known. Here the gist of it: Ikaros, son of Daedalos escaping from prison on the island of Crete by flying with wings made by his father, he flew so high that the sunÔs heat melted the wax by which the wings were held together falling to death in the sea.
Lithographgby Grass after Antoine Rivoulon ( 1810-1864). dated 1841.
Print has a few very minor light spots in margins.
Page size: 30.7 x 22.7 cm ( 12 x 8.9 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7820
"Shepard & Shepardess - Hirt und Schäferin"
Steel engraving by A.H. Payne after C. Netscher, ca 1850.
16.5 x 13.7 cm ( 6.5 x 5.4 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7819
Left: Apollo, center: Apollo, right: Vestal Virgin
13.5 x 19.8 cm (3.1 x 7.8 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7818
Jupiter et Antiopa
God Zeus (Jupiter) here approaches Antiopa, daughter of Nykteus, the Prince of Thebe,with vile intent. Amor rejoycing at their feet.
Print has very wide margins. One small spot in lower left margin corner. Otherwise very clean. Clad as a satyr, Chief
26.7 x 23.7 cm ( 10.5 x 9.3 ")
Copper etching byGiuseppe Perini 1770 after painting by Jocopa Palma
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7803
Hand-colored and gouached copper etching on thin paper von Johannes Christoph Kilian and Christoph Buerglen. Augsburg 1738. From "Li Contorni delle Pitture Antiche D'Ercolano" (Wall fresco at Herculaneum)
Two winged boys carrying a lyra on their way to earth
36.5 x 30.2 cm (14.3 x 11.8 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7814
While Ceres is the godess of agriculture, this statue is distinctly male! It may have been a mistaking in titling this engraving. It should be Bacchus, no doubt, as his head is adorned with grapes, and he is holding grapes up in both hands.
Copper stipple engraving by Francesco Rebagli. Ca. 1780
Clean. Very wide margins. Some miniscule traces of age and use.
31 x 19.5 cm (12.2 x 7.7").
Order Nr. CLASSICALNUDE7841
Bacchus (holding a lamb.)
Anonymous copper etching. Ca. 1750
Under title: D. Carolo Brinsden A.B. Colleg. Baliol. Oxon (D. Charles Brinsden A.B. Balliol College Oxford, England) - Probably the owner of the statue.
Clean. Very wide margins.
25 x 15 cm (9.8 x 5.9")
Order Nr. CLASSICALNUDE7840
Antinous en bon Genie
Antinous was the lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian. The well proportiend, good looking youth drowned in the river Nile, only 19 years of age. His death still puzzles: Was it an accident, suicide, murder? Grieving Hadrian proclaimed Antinous a God. Busts of the beautiful youth were erected, coins were struck, gems were with his image. Antinous was also depicted as Roman Bacchus, as god of fertility with grapes. Here Antinous is holding a cornucopia with grapes.
Copper etching by Henri-Guillaume Chatillon (1780 - 1856) after a drawing
by Francois Louis Dejuinne(1786 - 1844). From “Musee Francais. Recueil des plus beaux Tableaux, Statues et Bas-Reliefs qui existaient au Louvre avant 1815" Artwork in the Louvre in Paris before the year 1815). Paris, 1829.
Very beautifully conserved, clean etching with very wide margins. Miniscule traces of age and use. Watermark.
Image: 36.5 x 25.7 cm (14.4 x 10.1")
Full Page: 60 x 43.5 cm (23.6 x 17.1")
Order Nr. CLASSICALNUDE7842
"Faune e Bacco"
Anonymous copper etching. Ca. 1780
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7838
Herculi Romano DD.
Copper etching by Mulder from
"Thesaurus Antiquitatum Romanarum", a work on Roman
Light browning on margin edges.
31 x 21 cm ( 12.2 x 8.2 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7801
No title: Jupiter
Copper etching by Francesco Cepparoli.
Hand-colored and surrounded by black in gouache.
After the drawing by Niccolo Vanni
Published in "Le Pitture Antique d'Ercolano"
Napoli (Naples), 1757-79
Condition: Very good. Wide margins.
Image: 32 x 21,5 cm (ca. 12.6 x 8.5")
Sheet size: 43 x 32 cm (ca. 17 x 12.5")
David Del Medmo. Cavalier
Copper engraving from: "Raccolta Di Statue Antiche e Moderne Data In Luce Sotto I Gloriosi Auspici Della Santita Di N.S: Papa Clemente XI" by Domenico de Rossi. Illustrata Colle sposizioni a ciascheduna immagine Di Pávolo Alessandro Maffei Patrizio Volterrano E Cav. Dell'Ordine Di S. Stefano E Della Guardia Pontificia.
Published in Rome 1704.
Print has very wide margins. Light spot in lower margin.
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE 7816
This copper etching by Nicolas Billy Regius after drawing by Camillo Paderni probably depicts the attempted abduction of Hippodameia. The kidnapping centaur is attacked by an unknown hero
Copper etching. Unfortunately a former obviously prudish owner of the print has done damage to this print by covering up the hero`s penis and loin with white lead.which resists all attempts of restorative removal. Some rubbed-off surface on right thigh. Still it is a exceptionally beautiful print offered at a very low price because of damage.
23.2 x 33 cm ( 9.1 x 12.9 ")
Statua D´Un Fauno
Copper engravings from: "Raccolta Di Statue Antiche e Moderne Data In Luce Sotto I Gloriosi Auspici Della Santita Di N.S: Papa Clemente XI" by Domenico de Rossi. Illustrata Colle sposizioni a ciascheduna immagine Di Pávolo Alessandro Maffei Patrizio Volterrano E Cav. Dell'Ordine Di S. Stefano E Della Guardia Pontificia.
Published in Rome 1704.
Prints have some insignificant spotting in (mat-covered) margins. There are a few original paper creases. Exceptional faults are noted individually.
Page size: 47.5 x 35 cm ( 18.7
x 13.7 ")
Here, again, we offer to our classically minded clients a wonderful set of copper etchings depicting antique statues well known to all of us who feel a deep appreciation for our cultural ancestry. We happily meander through mythological terrain, reminiscent of our first encounter with the classics at school, at college or, travelling, at various museums and archiological sites. While we cannot ever possess one of the original statues, we can use to decorate the walls of our homes or offices with the antique copper etchings printed in 1704 to our own and the delight of our friends and guests.
The statues in sandstone watercolor surrounded by gouache in velvety black. White paper margins. All prints matted in elegant grey with gold inlay frame. (See sample). Page size: 47,5 x 35,3 cm (18.7 x 13.9"). The measurements under the prints are individual sizes of the gouached parts.
Order Nr. ROSSI236842
Hand-colored and gouached copper etching on thin paper by Johann Christopg Kilian and Christoph Friederich Buerglen. From "Li Contorni delle Pitture Antiche D'Ercolano"(Wall fresco at Herculaneum)
Narcissus viewing his reflection in the water. Little winged boy on the left watching
34 x 29.5 cm (13.3 x 11.6 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE 7815
Beautiful hand-colored copper etching, Paris 1856
Published by Auguste Péquegnot (1819 - 1878) in Paris from 1856 to 1863 under the title "Ornaments, Vases and Decoration d'après les maîtres, such as J. and J. Le Paute Marot, F. Boucher, Jacques Saly, Lucotte, Jules Romain, De la Fosse, Antoine Watteau, J.B. Huet, Charles Eisen"
Celebrating a party a man pours
wine from an amphora to a drinking vase while his companion
is looking on
Repaired tear on right margin edge.
Page size: 29 x 21.5 cm ( 11.4 x 8.4 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7809
Faun with pan flute and sheep.
Copper engraving 1749.
21 x 15 cm ( 8.2 x 5.9 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDEFAUN7839 SOLD
Very fine copper etching by Rocus Pozzi after a drawing by Franciscus Lauega Ispan. From: "Conrni delle Pitture Antiche dÔErcolano". Rome, ca. 1750
Theseus, having killed the Minotaur, is greeted by the Arhenians youths who had been chosen to be sacrificed,offering him their thanks.
One of the best preserved and strikingly beautiful wall frescos depicting the famous Greek hero at Herculaneum
Print is in top condition wide margins. A few minimal spots in margins.
33.2 x 23.7 cm ( 13 x 9.3 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7811
Impressive copper etching by Roccus a Puteo Romanus Regius after drawing by Franciscus a Vega Ispan. Rome ca. 1750 (Wall fresco at Herculaneum).
Telephos, son of Hercules, is drinking milk from a hind's utter. Hercules with his insignia and lion skin watching the scene critically together with a winged young girl whilst a faun or Pan is looking over the shoulder of an impressive beauty adorned with a crown of flowers and a with a basket of fruit at her side. Wall fresco at Herculaneum
Top condition, wide margins with a few scattered very light spots.
32.2 x 23 cm ( 12.6 x 9 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7812
Copper etching by Roccus a Puteo Romanus Regius after drawing by Franciscus a Vega Ispan. Rome ca 1750. Wall fresco at Herculaneum
Youthful Achilles taught to play the lyra by a centaur.
Print has wide margins with a few tiny spots. Achill's penis shamefully, but lightly covered with white lead by a former, obviously prudish owner - unfortunately impossible to remove. Otherwise condition very good. Priced low because of the mentioned damage
33 x 23.6 cm ( 12.9 x 9.3 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7813
Hermes (Mercury) and Herakles (Hercules)
Copper etching by Georg Christpph Kilian (1709-1781)
Published in: "Li Contorni delle pitture antiche d'Ercolano con le spiegazioni, incise d'appresso l'originaliŠ"
Published in Augsburg, Germany 1778-81
Minimal traces of age and use.
Hermes: 28 x 17,3 cm (ca. 11x .8")
Herakles: 29,7 x 17,5 cm (ca. 11.7 x 6.9")
Sheet size 35 x 42,5 cm (ca. 13.8 x 16.7")
Order Nr. CLASSICALNUDES240441
Without title (Nude Wrestlers)
Aquatinta drawn by Antonio Bramanti, etched by Ignazio Fumagalli. Ca. 1830
Clean and fine quality!
Page size: 26.5 x 36.5 cm (
10.4 x 14.3 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7833
Steel engraving by C. Laemmel, ca 1850. One small dent on left side.
Height of figure: 13.4 cm ( 5.2
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE 7822
Upper image: "Group
Copper etching from "Tableaux, statues,bas-reliefs et camées de la Galerie die Florence et du Palais Pitti" 1786-93
Hardly noticeable smudging in upper right corner.
Page size: 50 x 32.5 cm ( 19.6
x 12.7 ")
Order Nr. CLASSIC NUDE 7834
Upper image: "Fils Niobé"
By F. Godefroy after Jean Baptiste Wicar (1762-1834)
Lower image: "Pierres Gravés Antiques"
By F. Godefroy after Chasselat.
Copper etching from "Tableaux, statues, bas-reliefs et camées de la Galerie de Florence et du Palais Pitti" 1786-93
Two tiny repaired tears on lower margin edge. Light ly rubbed area to right of upper image. Some spotting
Page size: 54.5 x 34.5 cm (
21.4 x 13.5 ")
Order Nr. CLASSIC NUDE 7817
"Ercole Fanciullo" (Little Hercules showing the snake who is on top)
Copper etching by Lasinio after Marchissi. (Agostino Marchesi)
From: "Statue et gruppi nel giardino di Boboli", 1779
(Print has hardly visible
horizontal centerfold. Repairs in upper right margin
Page size: 51.5 x 37 cm ( 20.2
x 14.5 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7835 SOLD
"Ercole E Il Centauro"
Copper etching by Gaetano Vascellini (1745-1805) after his own drawing.
From "Statue e gruppi nel Giardino di Boboli", 1779
Page size: 52 x 37.5 cm ( 20.4
x 14.7 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7836
"Ercole E Anteo"
Copper etching by Gaetano Vascellini after drawing by Antonio Fidi
From: "Statue e gruppi nel Giardino di Boboli", 1779
Page size: 52 x 37.5 cm ( 20.4
x 14.7 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7837 SOLD
Hemathion et Carpo
Heracles (Hercules) flanked by
a vile faun holding a cornucopia and facing his wife Megara
with one of their sons.
Light browning on margin edges. A little smudgeingof blöack print (underneath and above as well as left of faun) happened when just printed.
31.2 x 21 cm ( 12.2 x 8.2 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7802
Copper etching by Pierre Paul Prudon (1758-1823). Ca. 1800
Zephyr was the son of Astraios and Eos. He fell in love with the beautiful youth Hyakinthos. Alas, also Apollo fell in love with this obviously irresistible young man and won him for himself. Zephyr (also described as God of the Westwind) took vengeance by diverting a discus thrown by Apollo to hit the youth deadly in the head
Print has some small scatted spots.
13.7 x 11.7 cm ( 5.3 x 4.6 ")
Order Nr. CLASSICNUDE7821
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