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Thomas Baxter (British, 1782-1821), two engravings entitled, "Roman Heads" (Iulia, Vespasianus, Hadrianus, Augustus, and Faustina) and, "Roman Youth and Children" from Thomas Baxter, "An Illustration of the Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman costume: in forty outlines, with descriptions," (London, 1810), once in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston collection - see stamp on verso of each. Both plates are signed as drawn and engraved by T. Baxter. The book that included these engravings was dedicated by Thomas Baxter to Henry Fuseli, Esq., Professor in Painting, and Keeper of the Royal Academy. Thomas Baxter was a China painter in addition to being an engraver. He studied and exhibited at the Royal Academy and his works demonstrate a striking penchant for line and an embrace of the Neoclassical movement. According to Baxter, inspiration for his compositions came from imagery found in pieces from Herculaneum and other ancient sites. Two strong examples of Baxter's work, each set in a black mat. Size: 9" L x 12.125" W (22.9 cm x 30.8 cm); 11" L x 14.875" W (27.9 cm x 37.8 cm) matted

Provenance: private Denver, Colorado, USA collection, Ex Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Sheets show normal discoloration and areas of foxing commensurate with age. Nice strong plate marks. Minor almost invisible nicks to some edges. MFA Boston stamp on verso of each engraving.

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British Engraving Pair - T Baxter 1810 - Romans, Ex MFA

Estimate $150 - $225Aug 27, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
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