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Griechische Und Etruskische Trinkschalen Des Königlichen Museums Zu Berlin, Herausgegeben Von Eduard Gerhard, [...] [epigraph].

Eduard Gerhard

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Berlin: 1840., Gedruckt Bei A.W. Schade.

Physical Description

vi, 32, [2] p., [12] pl. (7 dble.); 479 mm. (Folio.)

General Note

The plates are numbered I-XVI or lettered A-C, but seven are double and carry two numbers or letters.


[T.p., dedic.] - Vorrede - Griechische Und Etruskische Trinkschalen. Tafel I.(-XVI; A-C) - Inhalt - Register - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates but one ('A.B.') are signed as lithographed by 'Druck v. L. Steffen in Berlin'.

The work is dedicated by Eduard Gerhard to Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia.


On Gerhard see A. Schnapp, 'Eduard Gerhard: Founder of Classical Archaeology?', in Modernism / Modernity, 11:1 (2004), p.169-71.

Summary Note

The plates show masterpieces of ancient Greek vase-painting, from the collection in the Altes Museum, Berlin. All but one depict mythic subjects. The collection includes works by 'the Berlin Painter' (ca. 500-ca.460 B.C.), Euphronius (6th century B.C.) and Execias (6th century B.C.). All plates but the last are printed in colour.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spinelabel lettered 'Gerhard. Trinkschalen Und Vasenbilder.', spine lettered 'R.A.' and 'Berlin. 1840-43'. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Mythology, Greek
Vases - Vase paintings - Paintings - Greece - History
Collections - Germany - Berlin - History - 19th century
Art history - Catalogues - Germany - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Colour printing - Germany - 19th century