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    GRAND TOUR OBJECTS. A 19th century collection of Classically-themed plaster intaglio casts. Made by Paoletti Impronte in Rome circa 1800-1850 for sale to Europeans undertaking the Grand Tour. Bound in Two book-like boxes entitled MUSEI DIVERSI, the collection contains 27 white plaster casts of varying sizes ranging from 20 to 75 mm, each depicting a Classical-style bust, ancient historical personages, or classical scenes. The inside cover front and back bear a listing of each depiction hand-annotated in Italian. All of the castings have pulled free from the green paper backing, and the cover shows wear and damage, several castings cracked or damaged. Still, a charming reminder of the link between Classicism and the Victorian world.


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    October, 2012
    4th Thursday
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