In 1506, the Laocoon group was rediscovered in a fragmented state not far from the Colosseum. The museum presents a series of engravings proposing several visions of the missing elements up to the 19th century caricatures of this sculpture that has become a true symbol. Other Antiques of the Vatican or the ruins of Rome have been the subject of many engravings spread throughout Europe.
Graphic arts office on the 2nd floor. Orléans Fine Arts Museum