Io. Jacobi de Rubeis formis Romę ad Templ. S. Marię de Pace cu Priv. S. Pont. [1674-1693.
Etching, printed in sanguine. 370 x 560mm (14½ x 21¾") Torn.
A plate from 'Galeriae Farnesianae Icones', illustrating works of art from the Farnese gallery, Rome. On the first row are four small paintings with Hercules and the hydra, Minerva and Prometheus, Arion riding on a dolphin, Hercules and Prometheus; on the second row, two roundels on either side with the personifications of Charity and Justice; at centre, on the second raw, two further paintings of Peleus and Thetis (or Galatea?) and two tritons involved in a battle; on the third row, three busts in a round niche; on the fourth raw, four full-length classical sculptures.
[Ref: 33920] £220.00