[The Four Seasons]Le Printems [&] L'Esté [&] L'Automne [&] L'Hyver
A Paris ches Daumont [n.d., c.1740]
Four engravings, rare complete, platemarks approx 315 x 390mm (12½ x 15¼"). Large margins.
Set of allegories of the four seasons, each with text identifying the various mythological figures depicted in each. After designs by François Verdier (1650-1730), French artist and draughtsman who specialized in such works. For the Gobelins he painted cartoons for a set of tapestries of 'The Months' which were woven for the Grand Trianon at Versailles. He also painted 14 decorative mythologies for the Grand Trianon and assisted Le Brun in decorating the Galerie d'Apollon at the Louvre.
[Ref: 39163] £950.00