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[Set design] Scena D'Invenzione e Disegno del Cavalier Bibiena rappresentante Cortili Diversi Reali.
[Set design] Scena D'Invenzione e Disegno del Cavalier Bibiena rappresentante Cortili Diversi Reali.
J.G. Bibiena inven: et delin: A.O. [Ambroglio Orio] sculp.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving. 355 x 500 (14 x 19¾"), with large margins. Spotting in margins.
A set design for a 'Royal Court', with colonades and archways. Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (1696-1757) of Palma was 'First Theatrical Engineer' at the Viennese court of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and his daughter Maria Theresa from 1723-47, organising festivities including the Maria's wedding, and designing sets for theatrics. In 1753 he moved to the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin.
[Ref: 57362]   £320.00  
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[An amphora]
[An amphora]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with very fine original hand colour. 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13"), with large margins.
An illustration of a Corinthian amphora, with panels showing the patterns of lions and geese on the body and base.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57492]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[A lekythos]
[A lekythos]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with very fine original hand colour. 230 x 230mm (9 x 9"), with large margins.
An illustration of a Greek lekythos, with a panel of a woman's head underneath.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57491]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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