Original etching and engraving combination on a verge type hand laid paper. 100% original and authentic.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 29 x 41 cm. The image size is ca. 24.5 x 34.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 11.5 x 16.2 inch. The image size is ca. 9.6 x 13.6 inch.
Plate: ‘ The Nymph Echo changed into Sound.’ (Plate is accompanied by text in French, English, German and Dutch under image.) In Greek mythology, Echo was an Oread (a mountain nymph) who loved her own voice. Because she helped in distracting Hera from Zeus going after nymphs, she was punished by Hera by taking away her voice, except in foolish repetition of another’s shouted words. This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Tafereel, of Beschryving van den prachtigen Tempel der Zang-Godinnen.’ (Translation from Dutch: Scene or description of the magnificent temple of singing godesses.), by Bernard Picart Le Romain and published by H. Chatelain in Amsterdam, 1733. This is the first edition of this beautiful work, which took three years to complete, is a highlight of 18th century Dutch book illustration. The work consists of 60 full-page folio size plates within different ornamental borders, illustrating the Metamorphoses by Ovidius. Artists and Engravers: The author and engraver of this work is Bernard Picart (1673-1733). He was a French painter and engraver. He received his art education from his father, Etienne (1632-1721), from Le Brun and Jouvenet at the Royal Academy. His talents developed rapidly: at the age of sixteen he gained honors at the Academy of Paris.He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. Other engravers worked on this work as well.
Condition: Very good. General age related toning.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MYTHOLOGY PRINT-NYMPH ECHO-OVID-PICART