Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Antique print, etching/ets, Rome] Mercury, standing and naked /Mercurius naakt en staand [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’], published 1638.

Mercury, standing, turned to the right, with a caduceus in the left hand, and drapery wrapped around his right arm, which is alongside his body; sunrise in the distance; after the marble statue known as the Hermes Logios, formerly in the Ludovisi collection, now in the Palazzo Altemps.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B / 43 “, FP monogrammed and the B stands for “Bergognone”.

From ‘Segmenta Nobiliarum Signorum et Statuarum’, a series of 101 etched plates (frontispiece and 100 illustrations) representing statues from Rome, first published in Rome in 1638, and reprinted five times before the end of the seventeenth century.

On verso, on the bottom right corner collector’s mark: “P” in black (stencilled?). Date of publishing 1638.

Etching on laid paper; plate mark: 221 x 126 mm, total: 295 x 178 mm; soiled with many brownish stains, though nice impression; inscription in pencil at bottom right: “Mercurius”. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00

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