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While magnificent monumental marble sculptures (viz the Elgin Marbles), paintings and works of art were being transported to ports by mule to be shipped home by sea, collections of palm-sized intaglio reliefs could be slipped inside a traveller's luggage.
Another untitled intaglio from 1963 centers on a totcmic, Klee-esque form; a drawing in red ink, likewise dated 1963, allows a buzzing series of horizontals to thicken at the center into another fingerprint, or an off-kilter rising sun, or an eye, or a blood spot.
Says Rowland Weinstein, owner of Weinstein Gallery, "Our complete exhibition of Kipniss' intaglios, along with paintings never before seen outside the artist's studio, will be unmatched for years to come.
Following the approach of Sax & Meeks (1995: 26-7), a chronological survey of the intaglios on the seals was made with a low-power binocular microscope.
The only way to preserve the intaglios is to educate people "with a sense of respect for things of other cultures and other times," Johnson said, adding, "I don't think that is ever going to happen in this world.
This color-illustrated work is a supplement to A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos (2003), which showcased a large private collection formed mainly in Italy from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Soon after making this Dunham produced four grand-scale intaglios with central anvil-shaped forms.
Indeed, so thoroughly had glyptics been absorbed into British life that it is astonishing to learn that not a single cameo or intaglio was exhibited at either 'The Age of Neo-Classicism' (London, 1972) or 'The Grand Tour: The Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century' (London, 1996).
A sampling of the 16 essay topics includes royal representations, the shift from equestrian to armorial seal, seals of queens, the use of ancient intaglios, and seals of Swedish towns before 1350.
Designer Jane Shelton grouped this collection of Italian intaglios, paintings, antique prints, and objects of art a bove a fabric-covered headboard with nailhead details in this eclectic bedroom setting for Madalyn and Steve Hindman's master bedroom
Intaglios, cameos and a variety of other hardstone items of the period all sold exceedingly well, together with some fine boxes led by two exquisite silver-mounted tortoiseshell caddies and a collection of etui (tiny workboxes).