Copper engraving on hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 15.5 x 24.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14 x 23.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6.1 x 9.6 inch. The image size is ca. 5.5 x 9.3 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Filia Niobes in Hortis Medicois’, A statue of one of Niobe’s daughters, in the Medici Gardens. From the 1660 Dutch edition of ‘Icones et Segmenta Nobil. Signorum et Statuarum quae Romae extant.’ by Francois Perrier. Artists and Engravers: Made by C.V. Dalen after Francois Perrier. Cornelis van Dalen the elder (ca. 1602-1665) or Cornelis van Dalen de Jonge (ca. 1638-1664), father and son, both Dutch engravers. Francois Perrier (Pontarlier 1590 – Paris 1650) was a French painter and etcher. He resided in Rome from 1620 to 1625, where he became a follower of Giovanni Lanfranco and worked with De Cortona and Carracci. He then returned to France, and settles in Paris in 1630. There, Perrier worked in the circle of Vouet and had Charles Le Brun as his pupil. He is mostly remembered for his two series of prints after classical sculptures. These provided visual repertoires of classical models for generations of European artists and collectors.
Condition: Good, given age. Top and left margins cropped to the image edge, subsequently extended using contemporary paper backed with acid-free archival tape. Some stains in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MASTER PRINT-NIOBE-DAUGHTER-MEDICI GARDEN-V. DALEN-PERRIER