Gérard Audran (1640 - 1703) was a 17th century French engraver. His father taught him design and engraving. By 1666 he was one of the finest engravers in Paris and was appointed engraver to King Louis XIV.
Some of his most elegant engravings were of allegorical figures. He based them on paintings by Raphael in the Vatican's Room of Heliodorus.
An allegorical figure represents an idea. For example. the Statue of Liberty in New York represents American liberty.
Here are some of these large, rare and very old engravings for you to choose from.
They are original antique engravings made by Audran in Paris in 1690.