Perrier, François (1594-1649)

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

The Tiber, personified by a bearded reclining man, holding cornucopia in right hand, and leaning on the she-wolf who is lying on the right, with Remus and Romulus at her side; after the statue on the Capitoline Hill, Rome. The statue is portrayed among ruins.

Signed and numbered on the left: “FP B 96”, 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: 127 x 220 mm, total: 181 x 293 mm; some smudges and folds on the margins and outer corners; on one margin on verso, written in blue ink “Romulus & Remulus” otherwise in good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.

Incl. BTW  102,85

Excl. BTW  85,00