C1787

Vue generale des Ecueils des Ciclopes, appeles Farailloni au port de la Trizzia..

Rare aquatint by Jean Pierre Houel of the Faraglioni, the small islands just off the coast of Porto di Ace Trezza situated 10km from Catania, Sicily. According to the legend, these are the rocks that the cyclop Polyphemus threw at … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue generale des Ecueils des Ciclopes, appeles Farailloni au port de la Trizzia..

Date:

C1787

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original aquatint printed in bistre.

Image Size: 

375mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue generale des Ecueils des Ciclopes, appeles Farailloni au port de la Trizzia.. - Antique Print from 1787

Genuine antique
dated:

1787

Description:

Rare aquatint by Jean Pierre Houel of the Faraglioni, the small islands just off the coast of Porto di Ace Trezza situated 10km from Catania, Sicily. According to the legend, these are the rocks that the cyclop Polyphemus threw at Ulysses as narrated by Homer in the Odyssey. The locals often refer to these islands as Isole dei Ciclopi (Islands of the Cyclops). 

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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