haulte de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Phillipes de Buyster d'Anvers.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper. One spot.
A statue of a satyr holding a set of pipes and a bunch of grapes, by Philippe de Buyster (1595-1688), set in a landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13921] £400.00