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John Vardy (1718-65)

A Vase in the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court dated 1749

Etching | 46.4 x 18.8 cm (platemark) | RCIN 702891.b

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  • An etching of a vase in the gardens at Hampton Court. Lettered below: John Vardy Delin:et Sculpt. 1749. The marble vase is one of two urns commissioned for the gardens in 1690. This vase shows the Triumph of Bacchus and was carved by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700). The relief shows Bacchus in a chariot drawn by lions, holding up a bunch of grapes. The second vase was by Edward Pearce (c. 1635-95) with a relief of Amphitrite and the Nereids.
    Provenance

    Royal Collection by c.1900

  • Medium and techniques

    Etching

    Measurements

    46.4 x 18.8 cm (platemark)

    49.1 x 22.1 cm (sheet of paper)