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(Ehrensvärd, Carl August) (1745-1800) - Sten Åke Nilsson (ed.): Carl August Ehrensvärd’s Journey to Italy 1780, 1781, 1782.


Stockholm, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 2017. 26 x 21 cms. 192 pp. Richly illustrated in colour, including reproductions of the hand-coloured engraved plates from the rare original edition of 1786. 68-page introduction by Sten-Åke Nilsson, formerly professor of art history at Lund University.


Publisher's pictorial boards. New.


First edition in English of Ehrensvärd’s text, dedicated to The Royal Academy of Fine Arts on the occasion of its 250th anniversary. Translation by Alan Crozier, with extensive introduction and appendix in English by Sten Åke Nilsson.


”Carl August Ehrensvärd was an admiral and head of the Swedish navy during the reign of Gustav III. He is best known today as a draughtsman, architect, and author. His artist friends included the painter Elias Martin and the sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel. Ehrensvärd was a dedicated neoclassicist who viewed Greek Doric architecture as the ideal model. During his Grand Tour he devoted special study to the temple sites of Paestum and Agrigento in Sicily. Ehrensvärd’s programmatic work, Journey to Italy 1780, 1781, 1782, is presented here for the first time in English translation with a detailed commentary by Sten Åke Nilsson, professor emeritus of Art History, Lund University”.

Carl August Ehrensvärd’s Journey to Italy 1780, 1781, 1782

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