Raphael Morghen (1758-1833, Italian) Apollo and the Muses on Parnassus, 1784
Engraving on laid paper, after a painting by Anton Raphel Mengs (1728-1833, German), with narrow margins.
One of the most significant commissions of the eighteenth century was the Parnassus painted by Mengs in 1761 for the Villa Albani, Rome, and hailed as a manifesto of the new style of Neoclassicism. The carefully differentiated Muses, accompanied by their mother, Mnemosyne, derive from the ancient sculpture.
19 3/4in. x 29 7/8in. (50cm x 75cm) Plate.
Good condition aside from surface soiling and foxing throughout.
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