Out Of Stock Antique print. Goddess Ceres fountain

Goddess Ceres fountain

Artist/Collection: Simon Thomassin
Product Code: FRP25300
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Goddess Ceres fountain

20 x 15 cm (7.8 x 6 inches).

Ceres ou l'este
Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvests and corn, is seated on a bed of corn stalks, accompanied by cornflowers and roses

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).

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

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