2 Antique prints-GALATEE-Mythology-Bossuit-1727

Price: € 109,50

Subject: Two engravings on two sheets: 'Galatée'. (Mythological scene).
Condition: Good, given age. Small stain and hole in top of print, backed by contemporary paper and consolidated with acid free tape. Margins cropped to or just over the platemark. General age-related toning and occasional light staining from handling or damp as visible on image. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: A combination of engraving, etching and stipple engraving techniques on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 8 x 14.8 cm. The image size is ca. 7.5 x 14.4 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 3.1 x 5.8 inch. The image size is ca. 3 x 5.7 inch.
Part Number: 7213
Location: TPCLA-C1-34
Description: Delicate copperplate engravings from the very scarce bound collection of engravings representing the works of Francis van Bossuit, a famous ivory sculptor: 'Cabinet de l'art de sculpture, par le fameux sculpteur Francis van Bossuit. Executé en ivoire, ou ebouché en terre, gravées d'apres les desseins de Barent Graat, par Mattys Pool', Amsterdam 1727.

Artists and Engravers: Francis van Bossuit (1635 -1692): famous Flemmish sculptor . He was born in Brussels in 1635. Already early in his life he went to Italy where he soon became famous for his ivory carvings of antique statues. In1675 he went to Amsterdam together with Bonaventura van Overbeke (1660-1706). The engravings were made by Mattys Pool (1676-1727) after the drawings by the Dutch painter Barent Graat (1628-1709).