Statues, Perrier: Nilus in Hortis Vaticanis
Nilus in Hortis Vaticanis
12.6 x 20.4 cm (5 x 8 ")
Statues found in the Vatican Gardens, Medici Gardens, Palazzo Farnese, in the Capitol and in other Palazzi and Gardens in Rome
Here we offer a stunningly beautiful set of copper etchings of the highest quality. The author and artist was François Perrier (who went by the name of Bourguignon), a famous French painter and engraver born 1590 in Salins (other sources say Macon or St. Jean-de-Losne), died 1650 in Paris. He travelled to Rome in 1635 and fell in love with the Eternal City, stayed until 1645 and was heavily influenced by the abundance of antique art there. In 1638 he published "Icones et Segmenta Nobil. Signorum et Statuarum quae Romae extant" a total of 100 copper etchings from which we were happy to acquire the following ones.
Page Size: 28.1 x 23 cm