Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Antique print, etching/ets, Rome] Minerva [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’], published 1638.

Minerva, standing with her left hand raised (and probably holding a spear, originally), and her right hand to her chest; a serpent coiled at her feet, at right; after a marble statue traditionally known as the Minerva Giustiniani, in the collections of the Vatican.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B / 54”, FP monogrammed and the B stands for “Bergognone”.

Inscribed in pencil on the bottom right corner: “Minerva Slang”.

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: 233 x 135 mm, total: 294 x 180 mm; tear on the right margin repaired on verso with Japanese tape, otherwise in very good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00

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