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Old Masters Art

OLD MASTERS

Encompassing centuries of change in Europe between 1300 and 1800, from booms of prosperity to bloody revolutions, Old Masters describes a wide range of artists. The informal term was derived from the title of an artist who trained in a guild long enough to become a master, such as Leonardo da Vinci, who studied in a Florence painters’ guild. However, Old Masters paintings, prints and other art is now used to refer to work made by any artist with a high level of skill in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking who worked during this era.

The 15th century’s expansive trade and commerce spread culture across borders. A vibrant period of art emerged, bolstered by studies of anatomy and nature that influenced a new visual realism. From Raphael and Michelangelo in the Renaissance to Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer in the Dutch Golden Age, artists expressed emotion, naturalism, colour and light in new ways. El Greco and Paolo Veronese were leaders in the dramatic style of Mannerism, while Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens demonstrated the movement and meticulous detail of Baroque art.

Historically, most attention was concentrated on male artists, but recent research and exhibitions have elevated the impactful work of women such as Rachel Ruysch and Artemisia Gentileschi. In late-18th-century France, female artists like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun were prominent names. Nevertheless, access to the academies and guilds was highly restricted for women, and even those able to establish practises were expected to adhere to portraits and still lifes rather than the grand history paintings being created by men.

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Style: Old Masters
PHILOSOPHERS - Italian school - Figurative - Oil on canvas painting
Located in Napoli, IT
Philosophers - Ciro De Rosa Italia 2008 - Oil on canvas cm.60x90 Gold leaf gilded wooden frame avaiolable on request The beautiful painting created by Ciro De Rosa is a work that po...
Category

Early 2000s Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Late 18th century Italian figure painting - Neptune - Oil on canvas Italy
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian master (c. 1780) - Neptune. 42 x 34 cm without frame, 57.5 x 49.5 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in a giltwood frame. Condition report: Painting subjected to relining. Good...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Empress Maria Van Meytens Portrait Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Martin van Meytens (Stockholm 1695 - Vienna 1770) workshop Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Habsburg (Vienna 1717 - Vienna 1780) Reigning archduchess of Austria, apostolic quee...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Oil

Christ Samaritan Paint Oil on canvas Oil on canvas Flemish Painter 17th Century
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Flemish painter of the 17th century Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well Oil painting on canvas cm. 76 x 104 - In frame cm. 93 x 121 The work is ascribed to a Flemish painter...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

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Oil

Hermes and Hippogriff - Etching by Filippo Morghen - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Hermes and Hippogriff from "Antiquities of Herculaneum" is an etching on paper realised by Filippo Morghen in the 18th Century. Signed on the plate. Good conditions with some foxi...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Etching

The Lion as King of the Beasts
By Dirk Stoop
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original etching and engraving on cream laid paper by Dutch artist Dirk Stoop (c.1615-1686) titled "The Lion as King of the Beasts", (plate 3), 1665. Edition size unknown. Comes f...
Category

1660s Old Masters Art

Materials

Engraving, Etching, Laid Paper

Transfiguration Christ Calandrucci Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giacinto Calandrucci (Palermo, 1646 - 1707), active in Rome in the second half of the 17th century Transfiguration of Christ (Jesus manifests his divine nature to the Apostles Peter,...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

San Sebastian Crespi Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Michelangelo
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
San Sebastian Lombard painter of the seventeenth century - Circle of Daniele Crespi (Busto Arsizio, 1597-1600 - Milan 1630) oil painting on canvas Measurements: 96 x 73 cm., In fram...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Honden Jagen Op Een Beer (Hounds Hunting a Bear)
By Abraham Hondius
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original copperplate etching on laid paper by Dutch artist Abraham Hondius (c.1625-1691) titled "Honden Jagen Op Een Beer (Hounds Hunting a Bear)", 1676. Edition size unknown, pre...
Category

1670s Old Masters Art

Materials

Laid Paper, Etching

Portrait of Heinrich von Werl and Saint John the Baptist, After Robert Campin
Located in Stockholm, SE
Here we have a copy after Robert Campins famous triptych altarpiece, "The Werl Triptych", from 1438, today in the Prado Museum in Madrid. One of the three panels, the centrepiece, i...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

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Oak, Oil, Panel

On the Grand Canal, Venice, looking toward the Doge''s Palace and the Piazzetta
By Edward Pritchett
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Edward Pritchett (1808-1894) On the Grand Canal, Venice, looking toward the Doge''s Palace and the Piazzetta, Oil on canvas Canvas Size - 20 x 30 in Little is known about Edward Pr...
Category

19th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Madonna Parrot Paint Oil on table Old master Flemish Follower Master of Parrot
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
''Master of the parrot'' (a painter active in Antwerp in the early 16th century, whose name refers to the parrot who always occurs in his paintings) - follower of Madonna on the thr...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Memento Vivere - Original Oil Painting Human Skull in 17th Century Dutch Style
Located in Chicago, IL
This extraordinary painting of a human skull and ripe fruit is created in the 16th or 17th century Dutch style. Vanitas paintings are a unique genre in which symbols of death are pa...
Category

2010s Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Shepherdess with Sheep and Goat
By Francesco Londonio
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original engraving on soft blue wove handmade paper by Italian artist Francesco Londonio (1723-1783) titled "Shepherdess with Sheep and Goat", 1759. Signed and dated by Londonio i...
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1750s Old Masters Art

Materials

Copper

Portrait of a Gentleman in an Arcadian Landscape c.1710 Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in London, GB
Depicted with bow in hand and situated against an Arcadian backdrop this young gentleman represents a fine example of portraiture at the turn of the 18th century. Titan Fine Art are...
Category

18th Century Old Masters Art

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Canvas, Oil

English 18th century portrait of a Lady and her Daughter in an interior
By (attributed to) Joseph Highmore
Located in Bath, Somerset
Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, wearing a blue silk gown, seated in a classical interior, with her daughter in a pink gown standing beside her holding a sprig of blossom. T...
Category

Early 18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

La distribution des récompenses - Original Etching by Jacques Callot - 1633
Located in Roma, IT
Signed on plate “Callot fecit, Frad excudit” lower right. Very good condition except some light discolouration. Wonderful artist proof, on antique laid paper. Second state of three, ...
Category

1630s Old Masters Art

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Etching

Flower Garland Virgin Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italy
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovanni Stanchi (Rome 1608 - 1675) or Niccolò Stanchi (Rome 1623 - 1690), workshop of GARLAND OF FLOWERS WITH PORTRAIT OF THE VIRGIN Rome, First half of the Seventeenth century o...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

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Oil

Virgin Cignani Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Religious Italian Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Bolognese painter of the seventeenth century - Workshop of Carlo Cignani (Bologna 1628 - Forlì 1719) Virgin in prayer (praying Madonna) oil painting on canvas cm. 69 x 58 - framed c...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Ancient Roman Statue - Etching by Giovanni Morghen - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Ancient Roman Statue, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an original etching on paper realised by Giovanni Morghen in the 18th century. Signed on plate on the lower le...
Category

18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Etching

Follower of Balthazar Ommeganck , Dutch School, early 19th century, Shepherdess
Located in Harkstead, GB
A charming rustic scene of a shepherdess herding her stock of cattle, sheep and goats through an Italianate landscape. Follower of Balthazar Paul Ommeganck (1755-1826) A shepherdess...
Category

Early 19th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

17th century Dutch old master portrait of a noble lady ca. 1690s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very fine Dutch 17th century old master portrait of a young lady attributed to Nicolaes Maes This delicate portrait depicts a beauty with curly blonde hair and brown eyes. She is el...
Category

17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

XXXIII Fig. I Avanzo del Tempio di Castore e Polluce
Located in Fairlawn, OH
XXXIII Fig. I Avanzo del Tempio di Castore e Polluce .View of the Remains of the Peristyle of the House of Nero, Etching, 1756 Signed in the plate (see photo) From: Le Antichità Roma...
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1750s Old Masters Art

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Etching

19th century British Victorian Portrait Painting of a noble man - English
Located in Antwerp, BE
British portrait of a noble man This very fine, life-sized portrait, depicts a young noble man in front of a park landscape. He is wearing a luxurious fur-lined coat. A large white ...
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19th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

19th century portrait navy officer keppel after Joshua Reynolds
By After Joshua Reynolds
Located in York, GB
Portrait of Augustus,Admiral Viscount Keppel (1725-1780)three-quarter length after Joshua Reynolds wearing Admiral''s uniform and holding a sword.Oil on canvas This is a copy of the...
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19th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Antique Italian Oil Painting Procession of Putti Cherubs Playfully with Flowers
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Italian School, 19th century oil on canvas, framed framed: 14 x 22 inches canvas: 8 x 15 inches provenance: private collection, UK The painting is in very good and presentable condi...
Category

19th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Old Master painting: Greek mythology 19th C miniature copy of work in the Louvre
Located in Norwich, GB
The perfect painting for anyone who loves the old master paintings in the Louvre, but cannot travel there to look at them as often as they would wish! Here is a fine 19th Century min...
Category

1870s Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Still life
Located in Genève, GE
Work on canvas Black wooden frame 37 x 45 x 3 cm
Category

Mid-19th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Adriaen Frans Boudewyns After Adam-François Van Der Meulen, Etching
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This 17th-century engraving by Flemish draughtsman Adriaen Frans Boudewyns (1644-1719) is after a painting by Adam-François van der Meulen (1632-1690). It depicts the French calvary ...
Category

17th Century Old Masters Art

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Paper, Etching

Portrait Horses Van De Venne Paint on table 17/18th Century Old master Flemish
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne (Delft 1589 - The Hague 1662) Follower/Circle Portrait on horseback of the Princes of Orange and Counts of Nassau Oil on panel (74 x 107 cm - Ebony w...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Henricus Antonissen - 18th century Italian landscape painting - Shepards
Located in Varmo, IT
Henricus Josephus Antonissen (Antwerp 1737 - Antwerp 1794) - Landscape with shepherds at the watering trough. 38.5 x 54 cm without frame, 57 x 73 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in c...
Category

Late 18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antonio Zanchi - 17-18th Venetian figure painting - Male Shepard - oil on canvas
Located in Varmo, IT
Antonio Zanchi (Este 1631 - Venice 1722) - Shepherd. 95 x 115 cm without frame, 111.5 x 131.5 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in carved wooden frame. Condition report: Painting subj...
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Late 17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

17th century Dutch painting - The fruit vendor - lady with a fruit basket - Love
Located in Antwerp, BE
17th century dutch oil painting - Girl with a fruit basket This lovely paintings depicts a young lady who''s wearing a large hat and resting her hands on a fruit basket. Her eyes ar...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Traditional Dutch Harbour Scene Of Figures Rowing Oil Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dutch school (mid 20th century), A Dutch harbour scene, Signed "J H De Berg" lower left, oil painting on board: 16 x 19.5inches framed: 21 x 26 inches condition: very good and prese...
Category

Mid-20th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

After Peter Paul Rubens, Christ On The Way To Calvary, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This early 20th-century oil on canvas is a study of an altarpiece by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), which he produced for the church of Sint-Peter en Pauluskerk in Flanders (Belgium)...
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Early 20th Century Old Masters Art

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Canvas, Oil

Seascapes with Monuments and Figures - Etching by Luigi Aloja - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Seascapes With Monuments and Figures is an Etching realised by Luigi Aloja (1783-1837). The etching belongs to the print suite “Antiquities of Herculaneum Exposed” (original title:...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Etching

Golden Age Sheep and Goat in a Landscape - Dutch 17thC Old Master oil painting
Located in London, GB
Abraham Begeyn, Dutch Golden Age painter and Prussian court painter painted this wonderful 17th century Old Master oil painting. Painted circa 1690 and signed lower right, the subjec...
Category

1690s Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Portrait of a Lady with White Gloves - British 18thC art Old Master oil painting
Located in London, GB
This charming British 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to noted portrait artist Thomas Hudson. Hudson was most prolific between 1740 and 1760 and, from 174...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Oil

Letter of the Alphabet D - Etching by Luigi Vanvitelli - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Letter of the Alphabet D, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an etching on paper realised by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 18th century. Good conditions with folding. The ...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Landscape with Ruins and Figures - British 18thC Old Master art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb British 18th century Old Master oil painting is attributed to circle of noted landscape artist Richard Wilson. Painted circa 1750 it is a stunning light, bright and airy ...
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1750s Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

17th-Century German School, The Passion Of The Christ, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
An evocative 17th-century oil on canvas depicting Christ wearing a crown of thorns and a heavy chain. He looks up towards the heavens with an expression of hope - while his eyes are ...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Woodland Landscape with Horses and Riders
Located in Genève, GE
Work on canvas
Category

20th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Study of a beggar and his dog
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Circle of Cornelis Pietersz Bega (1631/32-1664) The Beggar Oil on copper, Octagonal Painting Size 11 x 11 in Framed Size 15 x 15 in Cornelis Pietersz Bega was born in either 1631 or...
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17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil

Old Northumberland House, London, c. 1770
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Herbert Pugh (Ireland Fl. 1758-1788 London) Old Northumberland House, c. 1770 Oil on panel 20 x 30 in (50.8 x 76.2 cm) Provenance An important private collection Born in Ireland he...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Oil

18th century Dutch figure painting - Prophet eliseus - Oil on canvas Flemish
Located in Varmo, IT
Flemish painter (18th century) - The prophet Elisha and the she-bears. 61 x 72.5cm. Oil on canvas, unframed. Condition report: Painting subjected to relining. Good state of conser...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

18th-Century Austrian School, The Penitent Magdalene, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This 18th-century oil painting depicts the penitent Mary Magdalene before a cave dwelling and mountainous scenery. She’s kneeling, as if in prayer, and looks directly at the viewer. ...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Canvas, Oil

Jacques-Philippe Le Bas After Gerard Metsu, Portrait Of A Lady, Etching
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This exquisite 18th-century engraving by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783) is after a portrait by Dutch artist Gerard Metsu (1629-1667). It formed part of Jean Baptiste Pierre Le B...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Paper, Etching

Pieter de Jode the Elder, Anne Of Denmark, Engraving
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This historic early 17th-century engraving by Flemish printmaker Pieter de Jode the Elder (1570-1634) depicts Anne of Denmark, Queen Consort of Great Britain. It’s around 400 years o...
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Early 17th Century Old Masters Art

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Engraving, Paper

Oil Lamp With Decoration - Etching by Carlo Pignatari - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Oil Lamp With Decoration is an Etching realised by Carlo Pignatari (18th century). The etching belongs to the print suite “Antiquities of Herculaneum Exposed” (original title: “Le...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Letter of the Alphabet D - Etching by Luigi Vanvitelli - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Letter of the Alphabet D, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an etching on paper realised by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 18th century. Good conditions. The etching belon...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Oil Lamp - Etching by Aniello Cataneo - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Oil Lamp is an Etching realised by Niccolò Vanni (1750-1770). The etching belongs to the print suite “Antiquities of Herculaneum Exposed” (original title: “Le Antichità di Ercolano...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Oil Lamp - Etching by Aniello Cataneo - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Oil Lamp is an Etching realised by Aniello Cataneo (1732-1805). The etching belongs to the print suite “Antiquities of Herculaneum Exposed” (original title: “Le Antichità di Ercolan...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Letter of the Alphabet S - Etching by Luigi Vanvitelli - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Letter of the Alphabet S, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an etching on paper realised by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 18th century. Good conditions with folding. The ...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Letter of the Alphabet L - Etching by Luigi Vanvitelli - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Letter of the Alphabet L, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an etching on paper realised by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 18th century. Good conditions. The etching belon...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Oil Lamp - Etching by Giuseppe Aloja - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Oil Lamp from "Antiquities of Herculaneum" is an etching on paper realised by Giuseppe Aloja in the 18th Century. Signed on the plate. Good conditions with some folding. The etchi...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Letter of the Alphabet N - Etching by Luigi Vanvitelli - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Letter of the Alphabet N, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an etching on paper realised by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 18th century. Good conditions. The etching belon...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Letter of the Alphabet I - Etching by Luigi Vanvitelli - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Letter of the Alphabet I, from the series "Antiquities of Herculaneum", is an etching on paper realised by Luigi Vanvitelli in the 18th century. Good conditions. The etching belon...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

Oil Lamp - Etching by Niccolò Cesarano - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Oil Lamp is an Etching realised by Niccolò Cesarano (1740-1815). The etching belongs to the print suite “Antiquities of Herculaneum Exposed” (original title: “Le Antichità di Ercola...
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18th Century Old Masters Art

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Etching

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