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[The Four Elements.] Die Erde. Terra. [&] Die Lüfft. Aer. [&] Das Feür. Ignis. [&] Das Wasser. Aqua.
[The Four Elements.] Die Erde. Terra. [&] Die Lüfft. Aer. [&] Das Feür. Ignis. [&] Das Wasser. Aqua.
Amiconi inv.
Georg Leop: Hertel exc: A.V. [n.d., c.1780.]
A rare set of four engravings, each c. 310 x 190mm, 12¼ x 7½. Trimmed, creased.
Four scenes with romantic couples representing the Four Elements after Jacapo Amioni: a gardner presenting a woman with flowers for Earth; a couple removing a bird's nest from a tree for Air; a couple fleeing a burning house for Fire; and a pair of anglers for Water. Jacopo Amigoni (c. 1682-1752), a Venetian painter, lived in England between 1729-39 and attempted to set up a print shop with Joseph Wagner before both returned to Venice. Patronised by Queen Caroline (wife of George II) he is credited with introducing Venetian rococo to British royal portraiture.
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Ex Tabella quæ adservatur in Ecclesia P.P. Oratorü Venetüs.
Ex Tabella quæ adservatur in Ecclesia P.P. Oratorü Venetüs.
Iacob Amiconi pin. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. I. Wagner recognovit et vend. Venezia C.P.E.S.
[n.d., c.1756.]
Engraving. Plate: 570 x 350mm (22½ x 13¾"). Creasing and foxing in small margins. Slight loss in top right margin.
A biblical scene showing St Francis watching over a cherub branding the figure of Heresy. Madonna sits with the enfant Jesus upon a cloud and the figure of God hovers above.
De Vesme: 256.II. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46816]   £260.00  
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