Original copperplate engraving and etching on a thick verge type hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 14.5 x 11 cm. The image size is ca. 10.5 x 8.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 5.7 x 4.3 inch. The image size is ca. 4.1 x 3.3 inch.
Plate: ‘Allegory.’ (Allegory.) This allegorical engraving depicts cherubs, cornucopia, eagle etc. 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.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-CORNUCOPIA-CHERUB-EAGLE-BARTOLI