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Thorvaldsen (Bertel), c. 1770-1844
Le Statue e li Bassirilievi inventati e scolpiti in marmo dal Cavaliere Alberto Thorwaldsen scultore danese. Disegnati ed incisi dai Riepenhausen e da Ferdinando Mori
Rome, [Ferdinando Mori], 1811 (issued c. 1817). A series of line engravings documenting statues and reliefs produced in Thorvaldsen's Roman workshop, eleven drawn and engraved by the brothers Franz (1786-1831) and Johannes (1788-1860) Riepenhausen, the remainder by the engraver-publisher Ferdinando Mori (1775/1782-1852). It is heralded as one of the earliest publications reproducing works by a modern artist, and responsible for focusing the attention of all Europe on the sculptor.Thorvaldsen, Bertel Copenhagen 1768/1770 - 1844 Copenhagen Le Statue e li Bassirilievi inventati e scolpiti in marmo dal Cavaliere Alberto Thorwaldsen scultore danese. Disegnati ed incisi dai Riepenhausen e da Ferdinando Mori. Rome, [Ferdinando Mori], 1811 (issued circa 1817) folio (420 × 280 mm), complete suite of eighty numbered plates (including title) printed on 78 folios (nos. 33-36 printed on two leaves); the matrices of varying sizes (largest 200 × 410 mm, smallest 190 × 135 mm), of which eleven (plate nos. 11-15, 18-21, 23, 31) are signed by the Riepenhausen brothers, and the remainder by Mori (except no. 63, unsigned). provenance Bibliothek des Fürsten von Löwenstein-Rosenberg, Kleinheubach, printed label on front cover Zur Fürstlich Löwenstein-Rosenbergischen Hofbibliothek in Heubach gehörig 1 -- Sotheby's Deutschland GmbH, 'Wertvolle Bücher: aus der Fürstl. Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg'schen Hofbibliothek sowie aus dem Besitz privater Sammler', 10 June 1986, lot 1257 -- Martin Breslauer, Inc., 'Catalogue 111: Rare books, manuscripts, autographs: a selection arranged according to … [Click Below for Full Description]
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