Roman sacrificing himself to the gods of Hades by leaping into flames

Artist/Collection: Simon Thomassin
Product Code: FRP25230
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Roman sacrificing himself to the gods of Hades by leaping into flames

20 x 15 cm (7.8 x 6 inches).

Marcus Curtius

This beautiful engraving was made in 1723 by Simon Thomassin in Paris. It is from his work Recuel des Statue, Groupes, Fontaines, Termes, Vases et Autres Mangifique Ornamens du Chateau et Parc de Versailles, which shows the magnificent statues, fountains and ornaments at the Palace of Versaille. King Louis XIV commissioned this work and Thomassin held the title Graveur du Roy (Engraver of the King).

This antique print was made by copper plate engraving. The paper is hand-made and chain-linked (if you hold the paper up to a strong light you can see it was made by laying the paper pulp onto a lattice of chains).

Find out how engravings were made here.

It is in excellent condition considering it was made nearly 300 years ago.

© Fine Rare Prints

Style
Date Made 1700s
Paper Size 20 x 15 cm (7.8 x 6 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Black + White
Size Category 11 to 20 cm (4 to 8 inches)
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