Paderni, Camillus (1720-1770): Nude Man about to stab a Centaur w/Maiden,Paderni,Herculaneum Art,Huge Eng.1757

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Date of Printing: 1757 • Medium: Engraving (B&W) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 24 x 34 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 36.5 x 48 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only

A huge engraving of an art object from the ancient city of Herculaneum and we also include the accompanying descriptive text page decorated with vignettes and a historiated initial. From the rare work: "Le Antichita di Ercolano esposte". Neaple: Regia Stamperia, 1757. Etched by Nicolas Billy. Note that it very rare to find such a good condition print of this version available.

Condition: In EXCELLET condition, with minor toning at edges. Photo gave a pinkish hue, which is not in the print.

Camillus Paderni was a painter and caretaker of the Real Museums of Naples , and author of author of the "Per diem one of antichi Monuments, recovered in Ercolano, Pompei, and Stabia". A painter of Lombardic origin, he settled down to Rome in 1705 becoming one of the protagonists of the roman scene. Highly favored by the Vatican court and its cardinals, he specialized in sacred and profane historical works.