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Engraving from Raphaello Morghen’s “Aurora”

$2,499.00 P.A. residents add 6% sales tax

Item: Antique Engraving made from original copper plate by Raphaello Sanzio Morghen. The engraving is a reinterpretation of Guido Reni’s fresco “Aurora” in Rome.

Age: Produced in circa 1870 by Regia Caleografia di Rome. Stamped in the corner by this company.

Details: The image is an engraved interpretation of an original ceiling fresco by Guido Reni done in Rome in circa 1613.
Morghen’s work beautifully evokes the drama and beauty of the original fresco.
The scene features the Goddess of dawn, Aurora, leading the horse drawn chariot of Apollo through the sky.
Several goddesses known as Hours surround Apollo’s chariot.

Condition: Good antique condition with a few small repairs to the paper and some signs of overall toning to the paper. Please see close up photos.
Nicely framed with a beautiful Victorian Period etched Burl Walnut and red velvet frame.

Size: (Framed overall dimensions) 39″ by 55″

Shipping: We generally deliver within a 250 mile radius of our store in Waynesboro Pennsylvania for a fee based on mileage. Outside of our area, we’d be happy to work with the shipper of your choice. After purchase, a member of our staff will contact you to confirm delivery/pick up details. Pick up at our store location is free.

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Description

This is an outstanding engraving on paper, the original plate of which is the work of Italian artist Raphaello Sanzio Morghen. The copper plate was originally created in circa 1815 in Rome, and is a rendering of Guido Reni’s hand painted fresco on the ceiling of a beautiful summer house owned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in Rome, painted in 1613-1614. Many original engravings touched by Morghen’s hand hang in museums in Italy, including the Musei Civici di Arte e Storia in Brescia. This work was produced after Morghen’s death in circa 1880 by the Regia Caleografia di Roma, which reproduced multiple fine engravings from the original copper plates of masters from the years of 1870 to 1945. The work bears the stamp of this company in the right hand corner.

Raphaello Morghen was born in Naples in 1753. He apprenticed under the celebrated Giovani Volpato for several years and many of Volpato’s works bare Morghen’s signature as well. Morghen created upwards of 200 engraving, and although not widely known today, was very well respected during his lifetime. In 1782, with his wife, Volpato’s daughter, Morghen went to Florence to work on engravings of the masterpieces of the Florentine Gallery. His works in Florence were very highly regarded, and soon his reputation earned him the recommendation to engrave the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Morghen’s fame soon extended westward in Europe and in 1803, the Institute of France, as a mark of his talents, elected him an associate, a great honor for the artist. Less than a decade later, Napolean himself invited him to Paris and personally lauded him for his work.

This engraving, as mentioned above, is a rendering not of a painting but of a fresco painted in 1613-1614 by Guido Reni. The fresco, known as Aurora, was commissioned by Cardinal Borghese in Rome for the ceiling in part of his palatial summer home. The fresco, grand in scale and full of color and light, depicts Apollo on his chariot, bringing light to Aurora, the goddess of Dawn (left). Apollo’s Chariot is surrounded by a group of elegant goddesses known as Hours. Above, a putto known as Phosphorus, a personification of the Morning Star, holds a torch and lights the way for the chariot. In this dramatic fresco, the passage of time and the beauty of the sunrise is personified by the gracious figures of antiquity. Aurora, with her bouquets of flowers is leading the charge of Apollo, and bringing with him the light of day, life and reason.

In this spirit, Morghen’s work faithfully and sensitively reproduces the work of Reni, having to restrict the image in both scale and tone. His copper engraving is thus incredibly impressive: the musculature and flesh of the figures were beautifully rendered by Morghen’s chisel. Swaths of fabric cocoon the God and Goddess and the light clouds billow and float serenely in place. The horses rearing at the head of the chariot can almost be heard neighing as they gallop through the sky. Morghen’s Aurora, captures the drama, beauty and incredible allegorical scene of the turning of the earth and passage of time.

This work from the original plate of Morghen is beautifully framed in a Victorian Period Burl Walnut frame. The antique wavy glass protects the piece and adds a beautiful dimension to the work of art. The golden wood tones and decorative etchings in the frame, as well as the deep red velvet of the inner frame, complement the warm and regal scene of dawn beautifully, etched by early 19th century artist Raphaello Morghen.

We offer our own delivery service to our customers. 🙂

Generally speaking, we deliver within a 250 mile radius of our store in Waynesboro Pennsylvania (Address: 11068 Buchanan Trail East Waynesboro PA). Our fees are per trip and based on mileage.

Outside of this 250 mile range, we’d be happy to work with the shipper of your choice.

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