Gilles Rousselet (aka Aegidius Rousselet) (1610–1686)
“Petrvs Flevit Amarè” (aka “St Peter Wept Bitterly”), c1650–53, after a lost painting (c1650/53) by Guido Reni (1575–1642), originally published by Gilles Rousselet, but this impression is from a later 19th century edition with the name of the publisher abraded.
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “St Peter repentant, half-length, turned to right and looking upwards, with hands clasped Engraving” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1868-0612-480).
Engraving on heavy wove paper, trimmed with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 44.3 x 32.4 cm; (plate) 41.8 x 30.4 cm; (image borderline) 37 x 29.2 cm.
Lettered below the image borderline: (left) “Guido Reni pinx.”; (centre) “PETRVS FLEVIT AMARÈ Lucæ”; (left) “G. Rousselet Sculp. et ex. c. priu. Reg./ [abraded] A Paris Chez [….]”.
Meyer 107 (Véronique Meyer 2004, “L'oeuvre gravé de Gilles Rousselet (1614-1686), graveur parisien du XVIIe siècle: catalogue général avec les reproductions de 405 estampes”, Paris, Commission des travaux historiques de la Ville de Paris, cat. no. 107).
Condition: a well-printed impression trimmed with small margins and laid upon a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this finely modelled engraving of great complexity showing what seems to my eyes to be every sinew, vein, crease and muscle of St Peter as he cries in repentance for denying that he knew Christ, for AU$265 in total (currently US$193.64/EUR178.13/GBP147.58 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
If you are interested in purchasing this fascinating engraving after a now lost painting by Guido Reni, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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