Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Original etching/ets] Baccho in Capitolio [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’, 1638]/Bacchus.

Statue of Bacchus or Dionysus, the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B / 73”, 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: 218 x 125 mm, total: 293 x 180 mm; some dirt, damp stain at the bottom margin, small tears and folds on the external margins; otherwise in good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00