Il Marchese Scipione Maffei

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Il Marchese Scipione Maffei
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Edward Harding
Il Marchese Scipione Maffei
London June 1st. 1798
Stipple engraving
200 x 140 mm
Scipione Maffei was an Italian writer and art critic, author of many articles and plays. An antiquarian with a humanist education whose publications on Etruscan antiquities stand as incunabula of Etruscology, he engaged in running skirmishes in print with his rival in the field of antiquities, Antonio Francesco Gori.