Antique Print-FEET WASHING-WOMAN-ST. PETER AND PAUL-Lanfranco-Perrier-c.1650



Puella nuptura detergit lacrimas ipsa sua flammea (…) – This print shows a sitting lady covering her face with a cloth while crying and a man kneeling cleaning her bare foot with a sponge. Part of an album on the history of St. PetER and Paul. Picture intended for the loggia del Benedizione in the Vatican. The latin text below is probably from Plinius libero 28 capita 9.

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‘Puella nuptura detergit lacrimas ipsa sua flammea (…)’

Etching on Handlaid paper.
Sheet size: 22,2 x 15,8 cm. (8,7 x 6,2 inch). Image size: 22,2 x 15,8 cm. (8,7 x 6,2 inch).

This attractive print was published by D.D. de Valle around 1650. Ref: Hollstein et al. 1949-2010 , vol. 13 [1956], p. 35.

Made by ‘Francois Perrier’ after ‘Giovanni Lanfranco’. 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. Two wormholes in Top part. Vertical fold lines, with some paper separation, backed. Paper irregular at bottom. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 15 × 22 × 1 cm


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