Engraving, Praeparatio tironis ad togam – pompa isiac A


Engraving around 1757 on handmade paper, by Filipo Morghen. The images are each approximately 17 x 8 cm in size. The whole is in a spacious passe partout. The print is good except for small age spots (see photo)

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antiquities, plans and maps. He studied art in Rome for a period of seven years before settling in Naples, where he not only made etchings and engravings, but also established himself as a printer and as a publisher.

He was an important engraver for the recent archaeological finds described in the antiquities of Herculaneum, published in Naples in 1757, and the only engraver and publisher of views of the ruins in the Naples area, published in 1766. These engraving shows the vonsten of Herculaneum.

Filippo Morghen’s beautiful engravings earned him the title “Engraver for the King of the Two Sicily.” He was also the father and teacher of Rafaello Morghen (1758-1833), one of the most influential engravers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.