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Naples and the Campagna Felice: in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England in 1802 (London: R. Ackermann, 1815)
Naples and the Campagna Felice: in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England in 1802 (London: R. Ackermann, 1815)
Date:
1815
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Book With 15 Hand-colored Etchings With Aquatint, 3 Hand-colored Etchings, And 1 Wood-engraved Vignette
Dimensions:
24.2 x 15 x 3.3 cm (object)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Edith and Bernhard Dohrmann (book plate on front pastedown), Moore S. Achenbach;

Accession Number:
1963.30.38782.1-18
Acquisition Date:
1963-01-01
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

This book was first published serially as a series of entertaining sketches, Neapolitan views, maps, and copies after the antique to illustrate Colonel Lewis Engelbach's 'Letters from Italy' from 1809-1813. In this form it was published in Rudolph Ackerman's 'The Repository of Arts', but was later published as a book under the new title in 1815. The maps are not by Rowlandson. The views are presumably taken from engravings of scenes around Naples, as there is no evidence Rowlandson travelled to Naples himself.