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A 17th Century Engraving Print. The Sorbonne C.1650.


£485 | $617 USD | €552 EUR
Item Number: SA905367
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Albion House Antiques
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A rare mid seventeenth century old master copper engraving of the The Sorbonne in Paris. C.1650.
A perspective view and elevation showing the forecourt of the famous university with strolling figures on the quad and impressive buildings each side.
At the far end of the square is the church designed Jacques Le Mercier architect to Louis XIII. There is an attribution to him in text below image.
Engraved by the eminent French Baroque printmaker and draughtsman Israel Silvestre (1621-1691). In association with Jean Marot (1619-1679) and Stefano della Bella (1610-1664).
Title below image in French with scratched signature of the engraver far right “Israel ex” (excudit).
Within a good period verre eglomise Hogarth frame.
There is a label verso with title and print details indicating that the engraving was from the collection of Christopher Mendez.
In good condition with some light minor age wear with toning printed on a hand laid paper.
There maybe some reflections in the glass these are not faults.
Frame size approx: 10 3/4 ins. by 15 ins. (27 cm. by 38 cm.)
Postage UK: £ 11.00 Special delivery next day.
Portage overseas: £ 20.00 International signed for.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 27 cm (10.6")
Width = 38 cm (15.0")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

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