Perrier, François (1594-1649)

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

Minerva, seated, turned to left, her hands raised, with military trophies at her feet; after the statue that was once in the Campidoglio square, on the top of the fountain, where now stands a copy in different marbles, with the name of Rome Goddess.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B / 55”, 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: 224 x 132 mm, total: 294 x 180 mm; folding on the bottom right corner, otherwise in very good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00

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