A scarce collection of four original antique copper engravings taken from. Encyclopaedia Londinensis , or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. By Baron Dominique Vivant Denon. Published by John Wilkes, London. Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (17471825) was a French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist.
He was appointed as the first Director of the Louvre museum by Napoleon after the Egyptian campaign of 17981801, and is commemorated in the Denon Wing of the modern museum. His two-volume Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte ("Journey in Lower and Upper Egypt"), 1802, was the foundation of modern Egyptology. The work crowned his reputation both as an archaeologist and as an artist, and sparked the Egyptian Revival in architecture and decorative arts. This rare unframed set of original copper plates engraved by John Chapman.Planisphere taken from the Temple of Tentyra. A representation of the astrological circular zodiac that was carved into the ceiling of The Temple of Hathor. (first century BC), in the ancient Greek city of Tentyra, near the town of Dendara or Dendera in Northern Egypt, on the River Nile. A View of the entrance to the Sanctuary of the Temple of Tentyra with various fragments of Egyptian Architecture. Part of an Egyptian Manuscript found in the Swathing of a Mummy.
A View of the Sphinx at the Pyramids at Gizeh. A Patera, charged with the Portraits of Osiris and Isis, and Sculptures of Egyptian Musicians. Pomprey's or Dioclesian's Pillar; and Cleopatra's Needle. N overall superb vintage condition, some with the usual tone and minor markings commensurate with vintage. Please see images and description.
A stunning collection suitable for a gallery or gift for that special someone. Posted and packaged securely with tracking. VIVANT DENON Antique COPPER Engraving Collection ANCIENT EGYPT ART RARE" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "antiquemagnifique" and is located in London.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.