Adam, Lambert-Sigisbert (1700-1759): PARIS, Greek Mythology

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Date of Printing: 1754 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 20 x 12 5 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 28.5 x 21 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only

Paris (Ancient Gree), also known as Alexander, the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, appears in a number of Greek legends. Probably the best-known was his elopement with Helen, queen of Sparta, this being one of the immediate causes of the Trojan War. Later in the war, he fatally wounds Achilles in the heel with an arrow as foretold by Achilles’s mother Thetis.

Excellent condition, with slight foxing around edges. Artist: Lambert-Sigisbert Adam. E. Fessard, engraver.

Collection de Sculptures Antiques Grecques, et Romaines, Trouvées a Rome dans les ruines des Palais de Neron, et de Marius : Les Originaux de cette Collection en Marbre de Paros et Salin sont chez le Sr. Adam l'ainé Sculpteur ordinaire du Roy, ... Se vend à Paris 1754.

Some minor spotting, vague foxing around edges. Please see photos.