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HAMILTON, William
Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Hon. W. Hamilton [CHARIOT RACE]
Naples, 1766. Chariot Race by Pignatari. HAMILTON, William (1730-1803), after Pierre François Hughes, called D Hancarville (1719-1805). Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Hon. W. Hamilton, Naples, 1766-1767. Aquatint engraving in black and terra-cotta ink, 38 ½ x 26 ½ in. (98.5 x 67.5 cm.) overall, framed. Sir William Hamilton was sent to Naples as chief British envoy to the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy, Hamilton developed a great passion for the study of antiquities, and soon embarked on a project to publish illustrations of the archeological finds of the time. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Symonds Rare Books Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
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