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A priest conducting a sacrifice inside a temple of Bacchus at Rome. Mezzotint by G.F. Blondel, 176-.

  • Blondel, Georges-François, approximately 1730-1791.
Date
[between 1760 and 1769]
Reference
2924564i
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Description

The interior of a grand rotunda based on the Pantheon, Rome, or possibly the basilica of Constantine, which is adjacent to a sanctuary of Bacchus. An aged priest is conducting an animal sacrifice on an altar. The colonnade around is thronged with spectators or worshippers

Publication/Creation

[London] : Published according to Act of Parliament by G.F. Blondel, [between 1760 and 1769]

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 51.6 x 41.5 cm

Lettering

A view of the temple of Bacchus at Rome. G.F. Blondel del.t et fecit.

Edition

[State without dedication to William V, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic 1766-1795].

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2924564i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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