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PAN FAUN Antique Engraving 1814 Original British Museum Folio Bookplate 200yrs

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Seller: thepapermuseum (285) 100%, Location: Hove, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 182366293035 ANTIQUE BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATION ENGRAVING Circa 1814 Description of image as published: The drawings have all been made by Mr. Corbould with the utmost fidelity, and with that feeling for the excellence of the sculpture, and nice discrimination of the various styles of the several artists by whom they were executed, which have justly conferred the highest reputation upon that gentleman's representations of the finest specimens of antique art. PLATE XXIV. A statue of a laughing Faun; he is partly covered with the nebris or skin of a hind, the legs of which are tied across his left shoulder The lower arms and the legs, below the knees, are modern, as is also the upright piece of marble which supports the figure, these restorations were executed by Algardi. That a pedum was originally held in the left hand, is evident, as a portion of the ancient pedum still remains attached to the upper part of the arm; but we are not equally certain that a syrinx was held in the right hand of the statue. The legs are obviously incorrect, as from the great exertion visible in the muscles of the knees and thighs, we must infer that the figure was originally represented standing on tip-toe. This statue formerly belonged to the Macarani family, and had been for many years preserved in the Macarani Palace. Height, 3 feet 11 inches. ********************************************* This engraving is over 200 years old! Condition: Very good. The paper has some signs of foxing and age toning commensurate to age. Some wear to edges. Please refer to my photos. Dimensions approx: 30.5cm X 24cm ( 12" X 9.5" ) The engraving will be shipped securely and fully insured. Please feel free to ask any questions.

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