Date of Printing: 1789 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower middle • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 27 x 22.7 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 33 x 26.5 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Unframed
This is an exceptionally beautiful folio print engraving by the English artist Thomas Holloway, of an antique bust of Hadrian's "favorite", Antinous. "Published as the Act directs 1 Oct. 1789 by T. Holloway". Beautifully handcolored in hues of blue and gold.
This print would have been made directly by the artist and offered for sale in a limited edition for collectors. The condition is EXCELLENT (some very slight foxing in paper, though not noticeable if matted), and it is a rarity to find Antinous prints in such a wonderful condition.