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Rehberg, Friedrich, 1758–1835
Drawings faithfully copied from nature at Naples : and with permission dedicated to the Right Honourable Sir William Hamilton, His Britannic Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the court of Naples / by his most humble servant Frederick Rehberg, historical painter in His Prussian Majesty's service at Rome, MDCCXCIV.
[London?] : [S.W. Fores?], 1794.
Physical Description:
[2], XII, [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 33 cm.
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Two sets of 12 engravings depicting Lady Emma Hamilton performing tableaux in Greek costume. The first set is a re-engraved imitation of the original 1794 edition by Tommaso Piroli. The title page of the present edition has a long ess in the word permission, and there is no period after Hamilton.
"Outlines of figures and drapery collected with great care from antient statues, monuments, basreleivos &c. representing the principle characters in the plays of Racine, in their proper costume, forming an useful study for amateurs in drawing, from the most correct & chaste models of Grecian & Roman sculpture."--[13] leaves, with separate engraved title page. This set of plates was probably issued together with the first title. Both titles also appear to have been separately published by S.W. Fores. In this second set, 6 of the 12 plates depict males, which may also have been performed by Emma Hamilton. The engraved title page depicts a female artist copying from volumes of Fores's Correct costume of several nations or antiquit[ies], Lady Hamilton's attitudes, Metz's drawing book, and Heads for studies.
On cover: Lady Hamilton's attitudes.
Engraved throughout.
Lady Hamilton in relation to the art of her time, 45
BAC: British Art Center 1800z+ copy has title page to "Outlines of figures ..." bound as a frontispiece.
BAC: British Art Center 1807+ copy is bound with: A new edition considerably enlarged, of Attitudes faithfully copied from nature (London: H. Humphrey, 1807). Plates I-XII are hand-colored, and are juxtaposed (on facing pages) with the corresponding caricatures of "A new edition considerably enlarged ...". The final 12 leaves of plates are uncolored.
Subject Terms:
Drapery in art.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1794.
Fores, S. w. -- Publisher.
Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 1761?-1815.
Racine, Jean, 1639-1699 -- Iconography.
Piroli, Tommaso, approximately 1752-1824, associated name.

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