Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Original etching/ets] Horse tamer [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’, 1638]/De Paardentemmer.

Horse tamer (Paardenfluisteraar), sometimes identified as one of the Dioscuri or as Alexander taming Bucephalus; after the statue now standing outside the Palazzo del Quirinale.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B / 22”, 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: 232 x 152 mm, total: 293 x 178 mm; some foldings on the external margins, otherwise very nice impression. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00