Frieze-like composition reproducing the fresco executed by Delaroche for the hemicycle at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris: classical setting with, at centre, three semi-draped male figures (Ictinus, Apelles, Phidias) representing the three major arts, seated enthroned at the top of some stairs upon which are seated four female figures symbolizing Greek art, Roman art, Gothic art, and Renaissance art; at the bottom of the stairs, crouched nude figure personifying Fame giving out laurel wreaths; on each side of this central group are depicted major figures of art history; at left, nineteen painters and fourteen sculptors; at right, thirteen architects and twenty-one painters; proof before letter, printed from three separate plates; left plate and central plate joined together. 1847/52 Etching and engraving, on chine collé
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