Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Original etching/ets] Silenus [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’, 1638]/Silenus.

Silenus, reclining in a landscape, leaning on a large wineskin, with his right hand resting on a goblet turned upside down; after an antique sculpture from the Ludovisi collection. The statue is placed in a landscape.

Signed and numbered on the left: “FP B 99”, FP monogrammed and the B stands for “Bergognone”. Inscribed on the bottom margin in pencil: “Aeolus”.

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: 136 x 227 mm, total: 181 x 293 mm; a hole on the top margin, not affecting the plate, some smudges and yellowing, folds and minor tears along the most external margins, otherwise in good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00