Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century
Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century
Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century
Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century
Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century
Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century

Antique set Grand Tour Intaglios Profile Portrait Medallions 19th Century

19th century Europe

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A decorative group of framed plaster Grand Tour intaglios of various sizes dating from the early 19th Century.

The intaglios are beautifully mounted on plush ground in a maple and giltwood frame and consist of seventeen circular shaped plaster intaglios, mostly profile portrait medallions.

Condition:
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 20 x Depth 5

Dimensions in inches:
Height 9.8 x Width 7.9 x Depth 2.0

The Grand Tour was the traditional trip around Europe, often lasting three to four years, undertaken by the wealthy upper-class English during the 16th and 17th century. Their prime interest was to visit cities that were considered major centres of culture; Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence and Naples were popular destinations.

During the 18th and 19th century, the opportunity to take the “Grand Tour” spread from the aristocracy to the new industrial and professional elites, tourist destinations such as Rome shifted their attention from the privileged class to meeting the travel needs of the monied middle-class, including a healthy souvenir trade.

Souvenir engravings of tourist attractions began to appear everywhere. In addition to albums of engraved views, “the Grand Tour offered another very popular type of travel souvenir, the now nearly forgotten cameos. The taste for these engraved antique gems was revived as part of the classical revival and later reproduced as miniature plaster casts. Mounted in faux book bindings, these plaster cameos provided a minutely detailed cabinet of neoclassical knowledge and art.

Our reference: 08814
Dimensions
Height 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Width 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Depth 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Stock Code
08814
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