Date of Printing: 1646 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Right • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 33 x 20.5 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 36 x 23.3 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: Single Print • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only
Mythological figure of Tantalus, with a quote from Homer's "Odyssey" in Greek; From: Tableaux du Temple des Muses Representant les Vertus, et les vices, sur les plus Illustres fables de l'Antiquité. Written by the monk Michel de Matham, and engraved and drawn by Conrelis Bloemaert, cheifly after paintings by Abraham van Diepenbeeck and Pierre Brebiette. Published in Paris, 1655. Superb hand color.
"Tableaux du temple des muses : tirez du cabinet de feu Mr. Fauereau, conseiller du roy en sa Cour des aydes, & grauez en tailles-douces par les meilleurs maistres de son temps, pour representer les vertus & les vices, sur les plus illustres fables de l'antiquité" by Marolles, Michel de, 1600-1681; Bloemaert, Cornelis, 1603-1692; Diepenbeeck, Abraham van, 1596-1675; Brebiette, Pierre, 1598?-1642; Langlois, Nicolas, 17th cent
ORIGINAL FOLIO HANDCOLOURED ENGRAVING FROM 1655
Abraham van Diepenbeeck (9 May 1596 (baptised) - May-Sept. 1675) was an erudite and accomplished Dutch painter of the Flemish School. It was after a visit to Italy that the artist began to paint chiefly in oil and to illustrate. Among his illustrations are fifty-eight designs engraved by Cornelis Bloemaert for the Abbe de Marolles' "Tableaux du Temple des Muses".
During the reign of Charles I of England, van Diepenbeeck was in England where, besides painting portraits of the first Duke of Newcastle and his family, the artist illustrated that nobleman's book on "Horsemanship".
Condition: Excellent. Please view images carefully.1.2 centimeter tear on bottom, though will not affect matted print.