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1875 Chromolithograph Pompeii Marcus Lucretius Suonatrice Third Style House LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Pompeii Marcus Lucretius Suonatrice Third Style House LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Pompeii Marcus Lucretius Suonatrice Third Style House LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts a painted wall of the Casa delle Suanotrici (House of Suanotrice) owned by Marcus Lucretius, one of the historical homes found in Pompeii, Italy. It is designed in the Third Style, during which it was common to divide frescos into three vertical sections and up to five horizontal sections with fine detail and simple elegance not commonly seen in the previous Pompeiian styles. Therefore, despite appearing to be in three dimensions, it was actually only decorated on one plane. The two figures are not part of the original wall painting, but from other works of the same period.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 13 inches; 23 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.

Keywords specific to this image: historical, ivy, column, figure, panel, decorative element, illusion, optical illusion, Roman, ancient, pediment

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