WAGNER (GIOVANNI MARIA) Bassorilievi antichi de la Grecia o sia fregio del Tempio di Apollo Epicurio
Lot 241
WAGNER (GIOVANNI MARIA) Bassorilievi antichi de la Grecia o sia fregio del Tempio di Apollo Epicurio in Arcadia, FIRST EDITION, EDWARD DODWELL'S COPY
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Antiquities
WAGNER (GIOVANNI MARIA)
Bassorilievi antichi de la Grecia o sia fregio del Tempio di Apollo Epicurio in Arcadia, FIRST EDITION, EDWARD DODWELL'S COPY, 25 engraved plates (one folding) by Ferdinand Ruschweyh after Wagner, spotting, contemporary half roan, rubbed [Blackmer 1756], oblong folio, Rome, Francesco Bourlie, 1840

Footnotes

  • The temple of Apollo at Bassae was rediscovered ain 1765. Edward Dodwell visited, along with William Gell and William Leake, in 1805, but the sculptures depicted in this work were not excavated until 1810. Giovanni Wagner purchased them on behalf of the Munich Glypothek collection.

    Provenance: Edward Dodwell (bookplate, and ownership inscription "E. Dodwell, Rome Sept. 14, 1814"); Henry Blackmer (Sotheby's, 11-13 October, 1989, lot 1071).

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