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GENICK, Albert.

Griechische Keramik: a Group of Eight Greek Ceramics.

Stock Code
101254
Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1883
£10,000

Rare set of large plates with decorative colour lithographs depicting Greek pottery, such as amphorae, vases, bowls, and other storage and decorative vessels. The large, finely executed prints were created in the studio Hein & Mosler in Berlin.

The revival of interest in Greek ceramics was led by the travellers and cogniscenti who visited Greece and southern Italy in the mid to late 18th century. The Greek vase as an art form was first brought to the attention of an appreciative wider audience with the publication of a number or well-illustrated works on the collections of these dilletants. The most notable of this group was Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), whose collection catalogue was published over a number of years starting in 1769. However, these early pioneers, working with a relatively small number of examples and using primitive techniques, were only able to begin to piece together the intricate story of

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Group of Eight chromolithograph plates by Ernst Wasmuth (sheet size: 27 by 18 inches). Overall size, framed and glazed: 77 by 54cm.

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