Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day and Son Lithographers

Venus by Lawrence MacDonald, from a book of lithographs by Day and Son, Art Treasures of the United Kingdom published in 1858.
The print on Ebay another one is for sale at Antiqueprints.com.
Lawrence Macdonald (1799-1878) was a Scottish sculptor.
He was born at Findo Gask in Perthshire, Scotland.
In early life he served as a mason's apprentice. Having shown an aptitude for stone carving, he became an art student at the Trustees Academy, Edinburgh. By the help of friends he was enabled to visit Rome, where together with other artists he helped to found the British Academy of Arts. He returned to Edinburgh in 1826. In 1829 he was elected a member of the Scottish Academy. From 1832 until his death his home was in Rome. Wikipedia
Adam and Eve by Schuler also from Art Treasures of the United Kingdom.
The print on Ebay another one is for sale at Antiqueprints.com.


Ino and Bacchus by R. J. Wyatt also from Art Treasures of the United Kingdom.

Image from Antiqueprints.com and AncestryImages.com, it is for sale at Antiqueprints.com.

Wyatt, originally a Londoner, was the son of a carver and gilder. He left England in his twenties when he was invited to work in Rome at the studio of Antonio Canova, honing his skills there alongside John Gibson, and moving on with Gibson to the studio of Bertel Thorvaldsen when Canova died. Although he settled in Rome permanently, he often exhibited at the Royal Academy and some of his works were also displayed at the Great Exhibition. From the Victorian Web.

Art treasures of the United Kingdom from the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester

The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC - AD 300 (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture Representation)
The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC - AD 300 (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture Representation)

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