Antique print. Apollo riding his chariot drawn by horses over the sea

Apollo riding his chariot drawn by horses over the sea

Artist/Collection: Simon Thomassin
Product Code: FRP25302
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Apollo riding his chariot drawn by horses over the sea

28 x 20 cm (11 x 8 inches).

Appolon sortant des Eaux
God of wine, parties and festivals

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).

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

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Style
Date Made 1700s
Paper Size 28 x 20 cm (11 x 8 inches)
Shape Landscape
Main Color Black + White
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)