Album of 55 exquisitely colored lithographs and watercolor drawings in the style of Pompeiian frescoes. Pompeii.
Album of 55 exquisitely colored lithographs and watercolor drawings in the style of Pompeiian frescoes
Album of 55 exquisitely colored lithographs and watercolor drawings in the style of Pompeiian frescoes
Album of 55 exquisitely colored lithographs and watercolor drawings in the style of Pompeiian frescoes

Exquisite Images of Pompeian Frescoes

Album of 55 exquisitely colored lithographs and watercolor drawings in the style of Pompeiian frescoes.

[Italian?]: ca. 1850.

Each plate (8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in., and smaller) is tipped to a larger sheet; two are entirely uncolored, another only partially. 1 vols. Folio. Exquisite Images of Pompeian Frescoes. Bound together in three quarter red morocco by Pawson & Nicholson, Philadelphia, with their ticket. Rebacked in goatskin, original spine laid down, inner hinges reinforced with period cloth. Item #56925

A superb collection of lovely lithographed images which, in many instances are so delicately and minutely colored as to be indistinguishable from watercolor drawings — and indeed, several of them we believe to be entirely original drawings — each in the style of the ancient art of Pompeii in its frescoes, geometric mosaics, and ceramics. There are scenes of mythological figures (e.g., a satyr cavorting with a goat); scenes of purely decorative nature, suggestive of Pompeian vase art against a black gloss background; domestic scenes of husband, wife, and children; cupids; pastoral scenes; fish and game; and several images of an openly erotic nature suggestive of the relaxed style of Pompeiian attitudes toward nudity.

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