Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 390 x 320mm (15¼ x 12¼"). Light horizontal crease. Small surface marks on sheet.
A portrait of French laywer Jérôme Bignon (1589–1656), after Philippe de Champaigne (1602 - 1674). Bust directed to right, with curled hair and robes, in an oval frame on ledge with a coat of arms below the image. Jérôme Bignon was a French lawyer born in Paris, who gained great reputation after publishing 'Choréographie, ou description de la Terre Sainte' in 1600, which served to introduce the author to Henry IV, who placed him for some time as a companion to the Duke of Vendôme, and made him tutor to the 'dauphin', and afterwards Louis XIII.
[Ref: 33859] £230.00