Subject: Plate 47: This plate shows a neoclassical interior.
Condition: Good/excellent. General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Some tears in the margins, not affecting image. A few light crinkles. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type of hand-laid paper with hand colouring.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 46.5 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 44 x 26 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 18.3 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 17.3 x 10.2 inch.
Part Number: 42321
Location: DP-B2-40
Description: This rare antique print originates from 'Designs for Neoclassical Ornaments' by Michael Angelo Pergolesi. London 1777-1792: Published By the Author. Broadsheet folio with 67 etched plates by and after Pergolesi.

Artists and Engravers: Michael Angelo Pergolesi was an Italian decorative artist from the 18th century who worked mainly in England. Biographical details are almost entirely lacking, but like Cipriani he was brought, or attracted, to England by Robert Adam after his famous continental tour. He worked so extensively for the Adams', and his designs are so closely typical of much upon which their reputation rests, that it is impossible to doubt his influence upon their style. His range, like theirs, was catholic. He designed furniture, mantelpieces, ceilings, chandeliers, doors and mural ornament with equal felicity, and as an artist in plaster work in low relief he was unapproached in his day.