1655 Francis CLEYN (1582-1658); Virgil - The Council of War - Folio - Mythology
1655 Francis CLEYN (1582-1658); Virgil - The Council of War - Folio - Mythology
1655 Francis CLEYN (1582-1658); Virgil - The Council of War - Folio - Mythology
1655 Francis CLEYN (1582-1658); Virgil - The Council of War - Folio - Mythology

1655 Francis CLEYN (1582-1658); Virgil - The Council of War - Folio - Mythology

$55.00 Dollar

Francis Cleyn 

Superb Master Engraving by Francis Cleyn issued for Ogilby’s

Publii Virgilii Maronis opera per Johannem Ogilvium edita et sculpturis aeneis adornata

London 1654.

Trimmed to outside plate mark. 30,2 x 20,3 cm

Engravings for this series constitute Francis Cleyn’s most important contribution to book illustration.

“The illustrations are remarkable for their attentiveness to the narrative and descriptive details, yet it would be a mistake to regard Cleyn as a bland imitator of Vergil or an artist lacking in creativity and originality… He is both a skilled craftsman and, at his best, a subtle and insightful interpreter of Vergil… Cleyn’s rigorous attention to detail stems less from a pedantic desire to transform word into image than from a deliberate attempt to serve a particular 17th-century aesthetic— one that that favors ornateness and an intricacy of design within a tightly compressed visual space… He had a habit of bringing together several separate, though related, narrative moments in a single image” (David J. Califf).

Excellent overall condition.