Image from Polymetis (2)


This print has been removed from John Spence's Polymetis or An Enquiry Concerning The Agreement Between The Works of the the Roman Past and The remains of the Ancient Artists, which was first printed in London in 1747 and again in 1755 and 1774.

Engraved by Louis Peter Boitard (active 1733 - 1770) from a drawing by Camillo Paderni (1720 - 1770) a painter, sculptor and the Chief Restorer for the court of Charles III and Conservator at the Portico Museum where the antiquities at Herculaneum and Pompei were collected and catalogued for the Royal Collection.

Engraving IX is from Polymetis Dialogue the Seven. Taken from the original Mars and Nerine a relievo or relief sculpture in the Court of Palazzo Mattei in Rome.

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