Apr 5, 2006

Suite of Vases: Plate 1

Suite of Vases: Plate 1

1746

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Jacques François Saly

(French, 1717–1776)

Etching

Support: Laid paper

John L. Severance Fund 1996.229.2

Catalogue raisonné: Guilmard 8

Location

Description

Designing ornamental vases or urns was particularly popular during the mid-18th century since the only limit to the possibilities was the imagination of the artist. Saly, a sculptor by training, was a student at the French Academy in Rome from 1740 to 1746, at which time he published a set of 30 etchings. Saly began with basic antique vase forms but deviated from classical ornament to use a rich variety of fantastic creatures for embellishment.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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