Hector, Andromaque, et Astyanax leur fils, topase du Cabinet de Mr Crozat.
Engraving. 140 x 110mm (5½ x 4¼"). Very large margins.
The heads of the Trojan hero Hector, his wife Andromache and son Astyanax (Scamandrius), drawn by Élisabeth Sophie Chéron (1648 - 1711) from an engraved topaz gem in the collection of Pierre Crozat, published in her 'Recueil des pierres antiques gravées'. Her study for the print, in red chalk with pen and brown ink, is in the British Museum.
See BM: 1868,0822.7592 for the study.
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