Ste. Cecile Vierge Chantoit les louanges du vray Dieu au son des instrumens de musique...
A Paris chez Audran rue St Jacques, aux 2 Pilliers d'or [n.d., c.1700].
Copper engraving, 555 x 405mm. 21¾ x 16". Horizontal centre crease; otherwise a magnificent early impression., mounted on 18th century sheet.
Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians and of Church music, playing the harp, a putto standing to left and reading a music score; in the foreground some musical instruments lying on the ground. It is said that the Christian saint and virgin martyr sang to God as she was dying. After the 1691 painting by Pierre Mignard (1612 - 1695) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
[Ref: 21650] £520.00