Nicolas Tardieu (aka Nicolas Henri Tardieu) (1674–1749)
“Triumph of Constantine over Maxentius” (aka “Triomf van Constantijn over Maxentius”; “Constantini triumphus devicto Maxentius”; “Triomphe de Constantin apres sa victoire sur Maxence”), 1715, after the design by Charles Le Brun (aka Charles Lebrun) (1619–1690), from the series, “Werken van Charles le Brun” (The work of Charles Le Brun), published in Paris by Nicolas Tardieu with royal privilege.
Etching with engraving on laid paper trimmed around the image borderline and the lines of text, backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 28.5 x 59.6 cm; (image borderline) 25.2 x 59.6 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Car, le Brun invenit”, (centre in two columns of text) “CONSTANTINI TRIUMPHUS DEVICTO MAXENTIUS … le monde le predicateur.”; (right) “N. Tardieu ex.”
The Hood Museum of Art offers a description of this print that includes the full lines of lettering: https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/objects/2014.73.91#. Note also that the Hood Museum attributes this print to Gerard Audran (1640– 1703) with Nicolas Tardieu as the printer.
See the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.417896.
LeBlanc 42-53 (Charles Le Blanc, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations”, vol. 4, Paris, p. 5, cat. nos. 43–53 [“Histoire de Constantin”]).
Condition: a strong impression, trimmed around the image borderline and text and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. The sheet has a flattened centrefold and there are numerous restorations in the text.
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