Part of the floor.
This magnificent print is a superb example of early printed colour. It was published in Alexandre Laborde’s ‘Description d’un Pave en Mosaique’. This book documented the discovery of the mosaic floor of a Roman villa, found in the village of Santiponce near Seville. This print shows in immaculate detail, four of the roundels (two containing portraitsof the muses Euterpe and Clio, one with a centaur inside) that make up part of the floor. Engraved by Marchand, J.
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Copper engraving. Early Printed colour. Excellent condition. Good wide margins. Some light spotting on margins, not affecting image. Size: 46 x 38 cm. (18 x 15 inches).