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grotto antique french engraving Meudon

Vue de la grotte de Meudon


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Standard size items are posted flat between acid free foam board and then placed in a plastic sleeve inside a board envelope. Oversize items may be need to be posted in a tube.


17th century French garden view by Silvestre who was a prolific French draftsman, etcher and print dealer who specialized in topographical views and perspectives of famous buildings. In 1553, the Cardinal de Lorraine, Charles de Guise, started to enlarge the small ch_teau of Meudon, begun in 1520 by the Cardinal Antoine Sanguin. He expanded the domain, endowed it with gardens and fabriques like the renowned 'Grotto' designed by the Italian architect Primaticcio. It was a terraced structure, with three pavilions, sheltering rooms decorated with rockwork. Remargined at top and right hand side, not affecting the image. A couple of folds as issued.

Additional Information

artist Israel Silvestre (1621 - 1691)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1660
size 380mm by 500mm (paltemark)
SKU AR2855