17th Century French Engraving by Claudine Bouzounet Stella

Just beautiful, antique black and white, French engraving of cherubs at play. "Games and Pastimes of Childhood". There are four, different scenes engraved on a single piece. Not four smaller engravings framed together. They were created by engravings by Claudine Bouzounet Stella (FRANCE, died 1697) after the original drawings by Jacques Stella (FRENCH, 1596-1657). They were executed with the permission of the King in 1657. Fortunately, a past owner saw the value and the beauty that was worth preserving, and had it re framed in a period looking, solid wood frame with glare free glass. The engraving is in excellent condition. There are a couple of very small spots on the bottom, on the right hand side, as you can see in the close up photos. There are a couple of dings on the edge of the wood frame. The framed size is 30 inches wide by 9&5/16 tall. I am in NO way an expert in fine art, or French engravings, and am passing along information I obtained from the auction house where I purchased this, as well as internet research. If you have any specific questions I can answer, or would like more photos, please feel free to email.

Item ID: 6451


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