SET OF FOUR LATE HAND-COLOURED ITALIAN ENGRAVINGS
A set of four late 18th century hand-coloured Italian engravings after Raphael’s frescoes of the planets and zodiac signs in the Sala dei Pontefici in Rome. Represented in an oval cartouche are Mars, Apollo, Saturn and Mercury in chariots drawn by horses and mythical animals. Copies of the same edition are preserved at the British Museum. Set in charmingly distressed late 19th century neoclassical frames in pale yellow lacquer and gilt gesso decorations on the mount. The titles have been transferred to the back of the frames.
Dimensions: H:37cm, W:45cm, D:1.5cm