A spectacular nude portrait of Vulcan, the Greek God of Fire, Volcanoes and Forges, in his metal workshop, muscular and very handsome! forging a tool or weapon, against a background of flames.
(Shadows not in the piece)
The piece is from the 18th Century, circa 1740-80, and is European, possibly Hungarian. It is an engraving on a fairly thin paper, and was probably part of a series depicting the Greek Mythology.
The portrait is superb, and the scene has incredible power. The God is shown with a blacksmith hammer, in a momentous gesture.
A very elegant print, rare and sophisticated.
CONDITION: In very good condition. No damage.
MEASUREMENTS: Sheet Length: 8 3/4" . Width: 6 7/8". Image: 5 3/4" . Width: 3 1/4".
( 22 cm by 17.5 cm) ( 14.5 cm by 8 cm)
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery.
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