Vases and Ornament Designs, nos. 200-208, plate 38 from "Designs for Various Ornaments"

Artist and publisher Michelangelo Pergolesi Italian

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These designs, numbered 200-208, center on a vase supported by a tripod stand, surrounded with other vessels and ornament. The print comes from a group that Pergolesi made and published serially in London between 1777 and 1792. There is no title page, but a prospectus of ca. 1786 described the group as: "A great variety of original designs of vases, figures, medallions, friezes, pilasters, panels and other ornaments, in the Etruscan and grotesque style." The complete set contains 67 plates numbered 1-66 (two are numbered 56), with designs within the plates irregularly numbered 1-435 (in Roman numerals at first, then with Arabic numbers). In 1801, after Pergolesi's death, four additional plates of designs were published by a bookseller Dulouchamp (or Dulonchamp).

Vases and Ornament Designs, nos. 200-208, plate 38 from "Designs for Various Ornaments", Michelangelo Pergolesi (Italian, active from 1760–died 1801), Etching

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