Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Antique print, etching/ets, Rome] Orestes and Electra; Papirius and his mother [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’, published 1638.

A draped, short-haired woman, embracing a young man; after the marble statue sometimes identified as Orestes and Electra, or Papirius and his mother, formerly in the Ludovisi collection and now in the Palazzo Altemps.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B / 41 “, 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: 222 x 150 mm, total: 293 x 179 mm; traces of a damp stain at the bottom, not affecting the plate, otherwise very nice impression. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00

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