Saint Basil before prefect Modestus [Charles COCHIN after LEMOINE, c.1740]

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Praefectus Modestus neque minis, neque blanditis Basilium magnum mollire umquam potuis. – Basilium arguing before the Roman prefect Modestus. Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great (c.329-379), was the bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Domitius Modestus (floruit 358-377) was a politician of the Roman Empire. Under Emperor Valens he was Praetorian prefect of the East (369-377) and consul in 372.

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Praefectus Modestus neque minis, neque blanditis Basilium magnum mollire umquam potuis.

Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge type) paper.
Sheet size: 25,8 x 34,7 cm. Image size: 31,8 x 11,3 cm.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Made by Charles Nicolas Cochin after F. Lemoine. Charles-Nicolas II Cochin (1715-1790) was a French designer, engraver, writer and art critic. Francois Lemoyne (1688-1737).

Condition: Very good, given age. Paper a bit thin at corners, with remains of paper from previous attachment. Bottom right corner backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: SAINT BASIL BEFORE PREFECT MODESTUS

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Dimensions 25 × 25 × 1 cm

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