[Studies of Heads]
Etching, platemark 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Small margins. Slight creasing & foxing and paper tone.
Elegant etching of five female heads by Gérard Lairesse (1640-1711), Dutch painter and etcher who worked for William and Mary amongst other illustrious patrons. A classicist and theorist (after going blind he wrote a major theoretical treatise, the Groot Schilderboek or 'Great Book of Painting'), Lairesse was known as the 'Dutch Poussin'. Most of his plates were originally published by Nicolaes Visscher, who published a collected edition under the title 'Opus Elegantissimum' in c.1675.
[Ref: 37349] £120.00