‘FRANC. DE LA MOTHE LE VAYER FOECILIS F.’
Original antique print showing a portrait of Francois de La Mothe Le Vayer (1588 – 1672), a French writer who was known to use the pseudonym Orosius Tubero.
Made by Claude Mellan
Medium: engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 15 x 22.2 cm (5.91 x 8.74 inch).
Condition: good, given age. A few small spots. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Ref: IFF 17e siècle 162-2(2).
Biography engraver: Claude Mellan d’Abbeville (1598-1688) was a French painter, drafsman, etcher and engraver. He was active in Paris and later became court engraver. He invented a new way of use of the echoppe-etching needle . His prints show a high quality of linework.
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