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1653 Perrier le Bourgignon (1590-1650) - Master Engraving - NIOBE’S CHILDREN - Mythology

1653 Perrier le Bourgignon (1590-1650) - Master Engraving - NIOBE’S CHILDREN - Mythology

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Par haesitatio est Niobem cum liberis morientem. Scopas an Praxiteles fecerit Plin. l.36.c.5. in Ortis Mediceis.

Copper engraving, 1652 (Second State).

Leaf: 38.7 x 18.8 cm. Right margin tight but with full plate mark. Folds as issued.

Monogrammed in the plate FPB 

François Perrier (1590–1650) was a French painter, draftsman, and printmaker. Perrier was instrumental in introducing into France the grand style of the decorative painters of the Roman Baroque. He is also remembered for his two collections of prints after antique sculptures, the Segmenta nobilium signorum et statuarum quae temporis dentem invidium evasere (Paris, 1638), and Icones et segmenta...quae Romae adhuc extant (Paris, 1645). These prints provided visual repertories of classical models for generations of European artists and connoisseurs. In 1648, Perrier was one of the founders of the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and was elected as one of the original twelve elders in charge of its running.

Light ink mark to verso.

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