Mariette, Pierre (1634–1716): Reliquary, Saint. Diepenbeeck / P. Mariette, engraver

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Date of Printing: 1655 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 20.8 x 4.4 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 40 x 25,5 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only

Matham, Abrahamus Bloemaert after Abraham van Diepenbeeck und Pierre Brebiette. Paris, Engraved by Pierre Mariette, 1655.
From: Tableaux du Temple des Muses Representant les Vertus, et les vices, sur les plus Illustres fables de l'Antiquité.
References: See Brunet III, 1443. Landwehr 502. Goldsmith M 47.

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: slight staining on lower right. Will not affect image when properly matted. Please view images carefully.