Etching in bistre on laid paper. Plate no 23. Overall size in off white museum mountcard mount (and backing of the same material): 46.6cms x 63.8cms. Image size; 260mm x 415mm (sizes to platemark) This series has been described as forming a near definitive example of neo-classical ornament. The plates were the work of a largely unknown Italian artist, who was hired in Italy in the mid 1770s by the brothers James and Robert Adams to assist with their architectural projects. Although Pergolesi's only clearly documented work was at Syon House in Middlesex, where he was paid for painting the 62 pilasters in the Long Gallery, as part of Robert Adam's famous remodeling of the house for the First Duke of Northumberland, it is clear that he remained in England, and most probably made an income from teaching art to the nobility and gentry. Pergolesi's primary aim in publishing his designs was not to document his achievements, but rather to provide a pattern book for the fashionable Adam style of neo-classical ornament . But Pergolesi was unwilling to enter into partnerships with publishers, and the limited circulation of his suite seems confirmed by its comparative scarcity today (Millard, II, p. 206). The designs were published serially, with each part containing 5 plates, between 1777 and 1792.
|Map maker||Pergolesi, Michele Angelo|
|Publisher||Design for Various Ornaments|
|Published at year||1780|
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