Maratta, Carlo (1625-1713) after Lairesse, Gerard de (1641-1711),
[Original engraving/gravure] Allegory on the glory of Gerard de Lairesse [Allegorie a la Gloire de Gerard Lairesse]/Allegorie van Gerard de Lairesse.
Portrait of Gérard de Lairesse, bust directed to the left, head slightly turned to face the viewer, in an oval on a pedestal, surrounded by allegorical figures: an angel lifting a curtain at top left; Athena on the right, wearing an armour and holding a pike, and a female figure, most likely the personification of History, with a canvas or a marble slab in front of her, and her left hand resting on a globe crowned by a snake biting its own tail (horoborus) at bottom right; two putti in the bottom left corner; after a design by Carlo Maratta. The portrait in the oval is after the self-portrait by de Lairesse at the Uffizi.
Inscribed below: “Allegorie a la Gloire de Gerard Lairesse…”. Date of publishing 1791.
Engraving on thick laid paper with broad margins; plate mark: 296 x 223 mm, total: 431 x 305 mm; browning margins, plate in great condition. van Someren 3127.
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