‘Autel et sacrafice des anciens romains – enfant nouveau n? que l’on consacre ? Apollo.’
Etching / engraving on hand laid (verg?) paper.
Sheet size: 24 x 40,5 cm. (9,4 x 15,9 inch). Image size: 20 x 31,5 cm. (7,9 x 12,4 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by ‘Bernard Picart’ after ‘Pieter Yver’. 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. Pieter Yver ( 1722-1787) was a Dutch etcher, engraver, draughtsman, dealer.
Condition: Good, given age. Light creasing, soiling and some stains. Small tear in top paper edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANCIENT ROME-APOLLO-ALTAR-HARP