After Description de L'Egypte
When the French savants surveyed the ruins of ancient Egypt at the command of Napleon Bonaparte early in the 19th century, they were stunned by their discoveries. Massive temples covered in mysterious images, tall granite oblisks, and gigantic sculptures of long passed rulers intrigued and challenged them to uncover their secrets. They recorded as much of these mysteries as possible during their brief expeditions, documenting not only their current state, but how they must have appeared centuries before they were buried by sand and the waters of the Nile river. When it was finally published, Description de L'Egypte was filled with striking engravings made from original works of art. Presented here are thirteen reproduction prints from this famous and incredibly detailed work documenting the antiquities of Egypt.
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brochure / submittal
These are beautiful reproductions of original engravings
from the book A Collection of vases, altars, pateræ,
tripods, candelabra sarcophagi, &c from various museums
and collections, engraved on 170 plates... with historical
essays. By Henry Moses, published in London in 1814.
A Collection of vases is the work for which English
engraver Henry Moses (1782-1870) is most well-known, in part
because the work is said to have inspired John Keats in 1820
to write "Ode on a Grecian Urn".
The paper is heavy Rising Mills fine art press paper, an
incredibly pure museum quality paper product of the hightest
archival, acid free, non-contaminating, fade-resistant quality.