Original antique master print. Diana and two companions bathing in the right foreground and looking on as Actaeon, having spied them, has turned into a stag and is being chased by dogs at left.
Made by Etienne Fessard after Jacopo Bassano.
Medium: Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 40 x 35 cm (15.75 x 13.78 inch). Image size: 37.5 x 33.5 cm. (14.76 x 13.19 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Three miniscule holes in image. Plate cropped. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
DIANA-ACTEON-DEER-STAG-DOGS-MYTHOLOGY | DPO-A2-003-07
Published in France c. 1742.
Biography engraver: Etienne Fessard (1714-1777) was a French engraver from Paris. He collaborated with the Comte de Caylus.
Biography artist: Jacopo Bassano (c. 1510 ? 14 February 1592), known also as Jacopo dal Ponte, was an Italian painter who was born and died in Bassano del Grappa near Venice.