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Print - A Roman carving in the church of St Silvestro
  • A Roman carving in the church of St Silvestro
    Musi, Agostino dei
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A Roman carving in the church of St Silvestro

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (engraved)

  • Date:

    ca. 1530 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Musi, Agostino dei (Engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    16796

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 130

This engraving is copied from an ancient Roman carving in the church of San Silvestro in Rome. The rolling acanthus was a popular motif in ancient Rome, and was copied by Renaissance artists. Ornament prints like these were copied by artisans working in different fields, and were responsible for spreading the influence of various decorative styles.

Physical description

Print, engraving of an ancient Roman carving of acanthus in the church of St Silvestro, Rome

Place of Origin

Rome (engraved)

Date

ca. 1530 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Musi, Agostino dei (Engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 23.8 cm, Width: 15.6 cm

Object history note

Part of a group of objects previously in possession of Mr. R.S.Smith [South Kensington Museum employee?].

Descriptive line

Ornament print, engraving of an ancient Roman carving of acanthus in the church of St Silvestro, Rome, by Agostino Veneziano, Italy, about 1530

Subjects depicted

Acanthus

Categories

Prints; Images Online; Sculpture; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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