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LABORDE, Alexandre.

Part of the floor.

Plate II.

Published: Description d'un Pave en Mosaique. Paris: P. Didot. 1802

Stock code: 54540

Price: £405

Sale Price: £162

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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.

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).

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