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The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton

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Antiquarian, archaeologist, vulcanologist, and envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803) was a leading European figure of his time. Though the romance between his wife Lady Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson tends to eclipse Sir William's own activities, his work as a scientist and a classicist made major contributions to the study of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius. As an expert in ancient art, Hamilton also built up an invaluable collection of ancient Greek vases, subsequently sold to the British Museum in London in 1772. Before the pieces were shipped off to England, Hamilton commissioned Pierre-Francois Hugues d'Hancarville, an adventurous connoisseur and art dealer, to document the vases in words and images.

Condition: The volume itself is in pristine condition. The dust jacket is slightly crumpled along the top edge.

Item details

Author(s):
D'Hancarville, Pierre-Francois Hughes
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3836556421
ISBN-13:
9783836556422
Number of pages:
576
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton

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Antiquarian, archaeologist, vulcanologist, and envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803) was a leading European figure of his time. Though the romance between his wife Lady Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson tends to eclipse Sir William's own activities, his work as a scientist and a classicist made major contributions to the study of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius. As an expert in ancient art, Hamilton also built up an invaluable collection of ancient Greek vases, subsequently sold to the British Museum in London in 1772. Before the pieces were shipped off to England, Hamilton commissioned Pierre-Francois Hugues d'Hancarville, an adventurous connoisseur and art dealer, to document the vases in words and images.

Condition: The volume itself is in pristine condition. The dust jacket is slightly crumpled along the top edge.

Author(s):
D'Hancarville, Pierre-Francois Hughes
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3836556421
ISBN-13:
9783836556422
Number of pages:
576
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton

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