XXII. Venus et Adonis. Bas-relief d’Ivoire
A combination of engraving, etching and stipple engraving techniques on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 21,5 x 29 cm. (8,5 x 11,4 inch). Image size: 8,8 x 14,7 cm. (3,5 x 5,8 inch).
Delicate copperplate engravings from the very scarce bound collection of engravings representing the works of Francis van Bossuit, a famous ivory sculptor: ‘Cabinet de l’art de sculpture, par le fameux sculpteur Francis van Bossuit. Executé en ivoire, ou ebouché en terre, gravées d’apres les desseins de Barent Graat, par Mattys Pool’, Amsterdam 1727. Mythology / mythological scene.
Made by Mattys Pool after Francis van Bossuit. Francis van Bossuit (1635 -1692): famous Flemmish sculptor . He was born in Brussels in 1635. Already early in his life he went to Italy where he soon became famous for his ivory carvings of antique statues. In1675 he went to Amsterdam together with Bonaventura van Overbeke (1660-1706). The engravings were made by Mattys Pool (1676-1727) after the drawings by the Dutch painter Barent Graat (1628-1709).
Condition: Very good, given age. Minimal staining / soiling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: VENUS AND ADONIS-LOVERS-PUTTI-PL.XXII