Bernard Picart (1673-1733)

[Antique title page, 1711] Allegorical composition, published 1711, 1 p.

Personification of Heroic Poetry leading a Spirit who is carrying the works of Homer, to the Temple of Memory, whose doors are being opened by Mnemosyne; Envy, who sits at the entrance of the Temple, tries to prevent the Spirit to enter it; two putti and Time are hanging a portrait of Homer above the entrance, while Fame blows her trumpet.

Frontispiece to ‘L’Iliade d’Homère traduite en françois’, a French translation of the Iliad, by Madame Dacier (Paris: Rigaud, 1711).

Signed at bottom: B. Picart jn. et fecit. 1711.

Etching on paper; total: 150 x 94 mm; a repaired hole on the verso, otherwise in good condition.

Incl. BTW  84,70

Excl. BTW  70,00

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