Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
Antoine Caron (1521–1599); Jasper Isaacs - Folio - Themistocles - 1615 - Classical Art
Engraving 24.4 x 19.7 cm on large folio leaf.
One of a suite of engravings produced for Philostrates' "Les Images ou Tableaux de platte peinture des deux Philostrates Sophistes grecs et les statues de Callistrate" which were to prove to be extremely influential throughout the 17th Century.
Reference: Brunet IV: 620; Landwehr Romantic Emblem Books 586; Praz p.128.
Themistocles was an Athenian politician and general. He was one of a new breed of non-aristocratic politicians who rose to prominence in the early years of the Athenian democracy.