Designing ornamental vases or urns was particularly popular during the mid-18th century since the only limit to the possibilities was the imagination of the artist. Saly, a sculptor by training, was a student at the French Academy in Rome from 1740 to 1746, at which time he published a set of 30 etchings. Saly began with basic antique vase forms but deviated from classical ornament to use a rich variety of fantastic creatures for embellishment.

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  • Title: Suite of Vases: Plate 14
  • Creator: Jacques François Saly (French, 1717-1776)
  • Date Created: 1746
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 30 x 22.6 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Platemark: 19 x 12.7 cm (7 1/2 x 5 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1996.229.15
  • Medium: etching
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: France, 18th century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: PR - Etching
  • Accession Number: 1996.229.15

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