Perrier, François (1594-1649)
[Original etching/ets] Vetruria or Silence [‘Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum.’, 1638].
A grieving woman, draped, with right breast left bare, hair falling down her shoulders, right arm at waist level, and left hand to her face in a gesture indicating affliction; after an antique statue identified as Silence or as Vetruria.
Signed and numbered on the ground: “76 / FP B”, 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: 223 x 118 mm, total: 292 x 181 mm; some dirt, light smudge on the right margin, minor damages on the external margins; otherwise in good condition. Le Blanc 38-137.
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