Antique Print-CERES-ROMAN DEITY-GODDESS-Bartoli-1751



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Original copperplate engraving and etching on a thick verge type hand laid paper. Hand colouring. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 22.5 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 8 x 11 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.9 x 13.2 inch. The image size is ca. 3.1 x 4.3 inch.

T. V: ‘Cerere. In Rubino.’ (Ceres in Ruby.) Ceres carved in Ruby. In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. This scarse original old antique print / engraving / etching originates from: ‘Museum Odescalchum, sive Thesaurus … Christina Suecurum regina ….’, by Niccolo Galeotti / Pietro Santo Bartoli, Rome, Italy, 1751-1752. This is the former gem collection of queen Christina of Sweden, then kept in the collection of the Odescalchi family in Rome.Artists and Engravers: The author / commentary to this work is Niccolo Galeotti (1692-1758). This engraving is engraved by the Perugia, Italy born Pietro Santo Bartoli (1635-1700). He was a student of the French artist Poussin. His nickname was Perugino. He was antiquarian to both the Queen Christina and Benedetto Odescalchi (1611-1689), who became Pope in 1676 under the name of Innocent XI.

Condition: Excellent. General age related toning.


(PCO) A161-02

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