This is a wonderful collection of forty-eight oval Grand Tour plaster intaglios, wonderfully arranged in the original beechwood box with five display trays, by Bartolomeo Paoletti and his son Pietro, in their workshop in Piazza di Spagna, Rome, circa 1820 in date.
The intaglios are miniature impressions in relief of ancient portraits of Roman emperors, great artists and ancient Greek philosophers, each bordered with blue paper with the manuscript number added, and edged in gold.
The inside cover features a handwritten key to each numbered miniature in Italian signed by Bartolomeo Paoletti and Pietro.
The Paoletti workshop, the most prolific and famous of all, was located in the Piazza di Spagna, Rome. Catherine the Great of Russia and Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, featured amongst the Paoletti’s prestigious clients.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 11 x Width 24 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches
Our reference: A2230
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