Olimpus the Second Wonder of the World / The Seven Wonders of the World
- Olimpus the Second Wonder of the World
- The Seven Wonders of the World
Popular print: colossal statue of Zeus seated on an eagle and holding lightning bolts, in a semi-circular building with statues in niches; worshippers approach the statue up steps; at left is a statue of Hercules; in the foreground, to left, athletes wrestle, and to right, the winner is crowned with a laurel wreath by a bearded man to whom naked boys bring wreaths; copy in reverse of a print published by Crispijn de Passe I after Maarten de Vos. Engraving and etching
- 1760-1769 (circa)
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 390 millimetres
- Width: 495 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered below with title, a description of the statue and a reference to the Olympic Games, publication line, "Sold by C. Dicey & Co. in Aldermary Church-Yard", and with publisher's number "236".
The sixth "Wonder of the World" is missing from the set.
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21 April 2011
Wash. Repair. Return to P&D unmounted.
Unmounted. Heavy surface dirt on recto and verso. Overall discolouration with additional large water stains on right edge and upper left edge and a small water stain at lower left. Strong fold line down centre, split at top edge. Creases around edges and diagonal crease across bottom right corner. Small tear and very small loss on top edge.
Surface cleaned on recto and verso using grated Staedtler plastic eraser. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Washed in two changes of cold and two of warm tap water to reduce discolouration and staining. Air dried. Still quite yellow overall so deacidified in calcium hydroxide solution (pH 9) then light bleached for 6 hours in tap water brought to pH 8.5 using calcium hydroxide. Rinsed in cold tap water, deacidified as before and then air dried. Tear repaired, loss infilled and creased/weak areas supported where necessary using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed using a blotter template to preserve the platemark.
- Associated with: Olympia
- (Europe,Greece,Peloponnese,Elis (region),Olympia)
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Object reference number: PPA282336
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