Claude Mellan

Mellan, Claude - Victor LeBoutillier: Archeveque de Tours

Engraving, 1658, ed. unknown, an early state of the full plate before the inscriptions and the plate was cut down to frame the head and shoulders against the drape left and trees at right. The image measures 13-3/16 x 9-9/16, with thread margins, on a thin gray laid paper, with an elaborate heraldic fish watermark. There is a collectors ink monogram recto lower left corner, and various old inscriptions and hinges on the verso, a vertical crease image center through the subject, and printing creases to the corners.

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