Perrier, François (1594-1649)

[Original etching/ets] The dying Gaul [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’, 1638]/De stervende Galliër.

The dying Gaul; wounded man sitting on the ground, right hand resting on left thigh, and blood spurting from wound on the left side; after the antique statue formerly in the Borghese collection, now in the Musée du Louvre. The Gaul is placed in a landscape with classical architecture on the left.

Signed and numbered on the ground: “FP B 91”, 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: 133 x 231 mm, total: 180 x 294 mm; some smudges and folds on the margins, three light brown stains on the top, within plate; otherwise in good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00