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    Sale 2064

    Christie's Interiors

    18 - 19 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    After Pierre François Hugues, called d'Hancarville

    [Designs taken from the vases in the collection of Sir William Hamilton]: Twenty Plates

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    After Pierre François Hugues, called d'Hancarville
    [Designs taken from the vases in the collection of Sir William Hamilton]: Twenty Plates
    twenty engravings with hand-coloring, on wove paper
    the largest 16 x 25¼ in. (406 x 641 mm.) (20)


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    The first edition of Pierre-François Hugues, called d'Hancarville (1719-1805) Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton was published in 1766-67. Hamilton assembled his collection of ancient vases after his appointment to the court of Naples in 1764. The collection was sold to the British Museum in 1772, but before it was shipped to England all the objects were listed, drawn and described to be published in d'Hancarville's four volumns. The hand-coloured engraved plates had a significant impact on neo-classical design and taste, including influencing Josiah Wedgwood.

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    Please note that the correct attribution in the printed catalogue should read: After Pierre François Hugues, called d'Hancarville. The correct title in the printed catalogue should read: Designs taken from the vases in the collection of Sir William Hamilton.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND ESTATE
    (LOTS 112-123)