[Man from Cartagena.]Omen Iberiacis, victa Carthagine, terris. Sil. Ital.
Pars 5 * * * N. 55 / Cum Privilegio Ac. Caes. Majest.
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼"). Rare.
Unidentified man with hands on a plumed helmet, after Jan Kupeckż (1667-1740), Bohemia-born painter. As a young man Kupeckż moved to Italy, working successfully in Rome before moving to Vienna (c.1709) at the invitation of Prince Adam von Liechtenstein. In 1723 he moved to Nuremberg (where this print was published), remaining there until his death. From 'Ioannis Kupezky, incomparabilis artificis, Imagines et picturae...', a collection of engravings of the artist's work.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for another print from the same series see ref. 13421.
[Ref: 36512] £280.00