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Illmo. Viro Dno. I.F. Detroy. Regi. Xmo A Sanct. Consiliis Ordinis. Regii. S. Mich. Equiti. Torquato. Regiae. Artium. De Urbe Academiae. Praefecto Vasa. A. Se. Inventa Atq. Studii Causa. Delin. Et. Incisa D.V.C. Iacobus. Saly. In. Praed. Academia Alumnus S.H.

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Variant Title

Vasa A Se Inventa Atq. Studii Causa Delin. Et Incisa


Physical Description

T.pl., 30 pl.; 395 mm.

Responsibility Note

All plates, including the title-plate, are signed as designed and engraved by J. Saly. The signature on the title-plate gives also the date '1746'.


S. Eriksen, Early Neoclassicism in France (1974), p.375, pl.291-3.

V. Thorlacius-Ussing, 'Etudes sur l'activité de Saly avant son voyage au Danemark', in From the collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek (1942), III, p.281-312.

Summary Note

Each numbered plate shows an ornamental vase.

Saly drew and engraved these designs in Rome, where he was a student at the French Academy from 1740 to 1748. They were afterwards republished in Paris.


The front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'Bequest of P. Hoare Esqre GJ.'

Copy Note

The front pastedown is inscribed in ink, '£-1-11-6 No.9.'

Binding Note

18th-century quarter calf, red-and-gold papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, spine lettered 'Vasi Di Iaco. Saly'.


Vases - Designs - Italy - Rome - History - 18th century - Baroque - Rococo
Pattern books - 18th century
Pictorial works - 18th century


Jacques-François-Joseph Saly, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Jean François de Troy, dedicatee
Prince Hoare, previous owner, donor

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