Grand Tour

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From the late 17th to the 19th century, the Grand Tour was a trip, which had for destination: Italy , Egypt and Greece. The traveler went to the roots of Western culture to meet the Greek and Roman civilizations. Travellers had to bring back souvenirs of these journey, to prove they belongs to the upper class. Those souvenirs were for example : Vedute of Canaletto, Piranesi engravings, intaglios, engraved gems representing works of art or marble sculptures.

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A pair of century Grand Tour Souvenirs representing The Vendôme Column and the Obelisk from the Concord Place, Paris. Home Libraries, Architectural Models, Grand Tour, Black Marble, Decoration, Paris France, Vases, 19th Century, Sculptures

A pair of 19th century Grand Tour Souvenirs representing The Vendôme Column and the Obelisk from the Concord Place, Paris.

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Grand Tour

From the late 17th century up to the end of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was a must for any young man of good family wishing to further his education, enabling him to perfect his knowledge of the classics and open his mind to other cultures, deeply related to the establishment of Western society. This journey of initiation had not only an intellectual dimension, but also represented the completion of the transition from childhood to adulthood and the affirmation of virility.The first…

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres The Grand Odalisque, , Musee du Louvre, Paris. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of The Grand Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Louvre Museum, Louvre Paris, Auguste, Oil Painting Reproductions, Caravaggio, Oeuvre D'art, Les Oeuvres, Art History, Oil On Canvas

Grand Tour

From the late 17th century up to the end of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was a must for any young man of good family wishing to further his education, enabling him to perfect his knowledge of the classics and open his mind to other cultures, deeply related to the establishment of Western society. This journey of initiation had not only an intellectual dimension, but also represented the completion of the transition from childhood to adulthood and the affirmation of virility.The first…

Lord Byron Contemplating the Colosseum in Rome by Arthur Willmore or James Tibbets Willmore. I've stood right there. Romantic Themes, Lord Byron, Architectural Antiques, Art Archive, Grand Tour, British Library, Photo Library, Vector Art, Rome

Grand Tour

From the late 17th century up to the end of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was a must for any young man of good family wishing to further his education, enabling him to perfect his knowledge of the classics and open his mind to other cultures, deeply related to the establishment of Western society. This journey of initiation had not only an intellectual dimension, but also represented the completion of the transition from childhood to adulthood and the affirmation of virility.The first…

Planning the Grand Tour. Emil Brack (German, By the middle of the century, railroads were changing the Grand Tour. The Englishman Thomas Cook offered the first packaged tours and. Victorian Paintings, Victorian Art, Regency Fashion, Art Ancien, Romantic Scenes, Grand Tour, Fine Art, Historical Romance, Jane Austen

Grand Tour

From the late 17th century up to the end of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was a must for any young man of good family wishing to further his education, enabling him to perfect his knowledge of the classics and open his mind to other cultures, deeply related to the establishment of Western society. This journey of initiation had not only an intellectual dimension, but also represented the completion of the transition from childhood to adulthood and the affirmation of virility.The first…

“Giovanni Battista Piranesi Large sculpture gallery built on arches and lit from above, Architecture and Perspectives (Part One), ca. Etching, Met Museum, New York. Architecture Antique, Classic Architecture, Architecture Drawings, Historical Architecture, Architecture Details, Architecture Romaine, Sculpture, Architectural Elements, Gravure

Grand Tour

From the late 17th century up to the end of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was a must for any young man of good family wishing to further his education, enabling him to perfect his knowledge of the classics and open his mind to other cultures, deeply related to the establishment of Western society. This journey of initiation had not only an intellectual dimension, but also represented the completion of the transition from childhood to adulthood and the affirmation of virility.The first…

Collection of moulds of engraved gems representing artworks and called "Intaglios" : after the painting by Raphaël "Madonna della seggiola", kept in the Palazzo Pitti, Firenze, Italy. Plaster Cast, Collections Of Objects, Oeuvre D'art, Oeuvres, Objet D'art, Grand Tour, Wax Seals, Architectural Elements, Sculptures

Les intailles: moulages de gemmes gravées - Regard d'antiquaire

L'intèrêt pour les formes et l'ornementation de style néoclassique, très en vogue sous louis XVI, le Directoire ou encore l'Empire favorisa...

Collection of moulds of engraved gems representing artworks and called "Intaglios" from the Grand Tour Decorative Objects, Decorative Accessories, Cemetery Art, Objet D'art, Grand Tour, Wax Seals, Wedgwood, Mail Art, Wall Sculptures

Les intailles: moulages de gemmes gravées - Regard d'antiquaire

L'intèrêt pour les formes et l'ornementation de style néoclassique, très en vogue sous louis XVI, le Directoire ou encore l'Empire favorisa...

Collection of moulds of engraved gems representing artworks and called "Intaglios" : during their trip to Italy during the Grand Tour, collectors brought back it in their luggage to find inspiration in themes from the Antiquity. Objet D'art, Grand Tour, Decoration, Seals, Display, Antiques, Collections, Louis Xvi, Puzzles

Les intailles: moulages de gemmes gravées - Regard d'antiquaire

L'intèrêt pour les formes et l'ornementation de style néoclassique, très en vogue sous louis XVI, le Directoire ou encore l'Empire favorisa...

Antique overmantel with a lions heads decor, the architectured shape is inspired by Palladio style interior decoration. Architectural Antiques, Louis Xiv, Grand Tour, Mantels, Lions, Framed Art, Sculptures, Interior Decorating, Shape

Antique Louis XIV style pierglass with lions heads decor - Overmantels and mirrors

This antique square Louis XIV style overmantel mirror was made out of painted stucco and wood during the 19th century. The sides are decorated with lions heads and flowers.

Sculpture of Niobe in alabaster, after an original greek statue. This piece of art was a souvenir from a trip to Grece of Italy, called "the Grand Tour". Antique Mantel, Roman Sculpture, Grand Tour, Greek Mythology, Ancient Greece, Statues, Egypt, Twins, Art Pieces

Antique Fireplaces, Architectural elements, Stained Glass, Mantels & Chimneypieces

Marc Maison Gallery is an antique fireplaces and architectural dealer based in Paris and Puces de Saint-Ouen. We provide antique mantels, chimney pieces, fire surrounds, fireplace accessories and mantelpieces in homes and businesses around the world.

// Portait of Lord Byron dressed in Greek costume and with the Acropolis of Athens in the background. Oil painting, circa in The Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece. Lord Byron, Frankenstein, Ancient Greek Costumes, Benaki Museum, Athens Acropolis, Athens Greece, Oriental, Google Art Project, Artist Brush

In this Portrait of Lord Byron (1788-1824) painted around 1830, he is dressed in Greek costume and in the background is the Acropolis of Athens. This summarized in a nutshell the Grand Tour heyday.

Here is a typical exemple of Grand Tour work of art by Giovanni Paolo Pannini called "Ancient Rome", painted in This is from the another version exist in the collection Big Canvas, Canvas Wall Art, Wall Art Prints, Canvas Prints, Art Pictures, Photos, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Famous Art Pieces, Rome Antique

Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Galerie de vues de la Rome Moderne

Retrouvez les plus belles photos des œuvres d’art exposées dans les musées de France. Peinture, sculpture, dessin...

Giovanni Paolo Panini, "Capriccio with Diogenes throwing away his drinking cup", Private Collection. Giovanni Paolo Panini, Grand Tour, 17th Century, Les Oeuvres, Civilization, Landscape Paintings, Surrealism, Egypt, Sculptures

Giovanni Paolo Panini, "Capriccio with Diogenes throwing away his drinking cup", 1720-1730. Private Collection.