C1787

Vue de deux Tombeaux antiques tailles dans la Roche

Rare aquatint of an ancient tomb built into the rock, Sicily by Jean Pierre Houel. The series was made after Houel’s second trip to Italy. He had spent three years in Sicily and made numerous drawings of archaeological sites, views and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue de deux Tombeaux antiques tailles dans la Roche

Date:

C1787

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original aquatint printed in sepia.

Image Size: 

375mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue de deux Tombeaux antiques tailles dans la Roche - Antique View from 1787

Genuine antique
dated:

1787

Description:

Rare aquatint of an ancient tomb built into the rock, Sicily by Jean Pierre Houel.

The series was made after Houel’s second trip to Italy. He had spent three years in Sicily and made numerous drawings of archaeological sites, views and natural phenomena. The most important series of views of these islands recording many sites that no longer exist. All of the aquatints were produced by Houel.

 From Houel’s, Voyage Pittoresque des Isles de Sicilie, de Malte, et de Lipari.

Jean Pierre Houel (1735 - 1813)

Houel was a French painter, engraver and draftsman. During his long life Houel witnessed the reign of Louis XV, the French Revolution, and the period of Napoleon's First Empire

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