Chaperon, Nicolas (1612-1654/5)

Sacrae Historiae Acta a Raphael Urbin in Vaticanis xystis ad picturae miraculum expressa.(Vaticaan).

The Prophet Isaiah sitting on a throne, holding a papyrus, surrounded by two youths holding an ornament and an inscribed tablet.
Lettered in the tablet on the top: ” Nobilissimo viro DNO Aegidio Renard / Regis Consiliario, rerum bellicarum disceptatori et censori, / Equitatum Cataphractorum et Peditatori et Censori, / Equitatum cataphractorum et Peditum Praetorianum / Archistratego, Regiae supellectilis Recuperatori, suo et ominium bonarum Artium Moecenati / Amplissimo”
In Isaiah’s scroll: ” Sacrae Istoriae Acta / a Raphaele Urbin. / in Vaticanis Xysstis / ad puicturare miraculum / expressa / Nicolaus Chapron / Gallus a se / delineata et incisa / D.D.D. / Romae M DCXXXXIX / Cum Privil. sum. Pontificis / et Christianiss. Maiestatis /”
In bottom margin: “N. Chapron / fecit. Romae in Aede D. Agugustini.”
On verso Latin annotation concerning architecture studies. Also 17th century.

Etching on paper, trimmed close to plate; total: 255 x 225 mm; some stains, but very charming impression; Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71 VI.217.2.

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